When buying a vehicle, safety should be the priority.

If you are involved in a crash, regardless of who’s at fault, your choice of vehicle could make all the difference.

There are many safe and affordable used vehicles to choose from with the ability to significantly reduce your chance of being killed or seriously injured in a crash, or help avoid a crash altogether.

To make things simple, Used Car Safety Ratings are available for a range of used vehicles, presented using a star rating scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Used Car Safety Ratings

The safety ratings in this brochure focus on used vehicles and are determined through the independent analysis of the latest real-world crash statistics. They provide an indication of the relative risk of death and serious injury to the driver of the vehicle in a crash compared with other vehicles on the road through the publication of a Driver Protection star rating.

Thinking beyond your own safety as a driver, your vehicle should also offer protection to other road users such as pedestrians, cyclists and the occupants of other vehicles.

If you’re wanting to maximise your safety and the safety of others, look for a vehicle with a 5 star Driver Protection rating and a ‘SAFER PICK’ marker.

These vehicles:

  • provide good protection for the driver
  • are less likely to result in serious injuries to other drivers, pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists
  • have a lower risk of being involved in a crash (including reversing crashes)

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