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AAA Welcomes Euro NCAP Visit

3.4.2009

Australia’s peak motoring organisation, the Australian Automobile Association, has welcomed an international meeting of new car crash testing programs to exchange information on star safety ratings provided to Australian and overseas new car buyers.

Australia’s leading vehicle safety advocate, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), is hosting a visit by officers of Euro NCAP this week to be followed by a visit to Korea and meetings with the Korean NCAP and Japan NCAP.

AAA Executive Director, Mike Harris, said the meetings will provide an opportunity for vehicle safety experts to discuss their crash testing protocols and star rating assessment regimes.

Mr Harris said ANCAP crash tested new vehicles and provided star safety ratings to new car buyers for vehicles made in Australia and imported from overseas.

“These meetings will allow for an exchange of information on the different crash testing regimes and look at areas which could be consistent,” Mr Harris said.

“ANCAP plays an important role in vehicle testing and the provision of safety information to Australian consumers and this is an opportunity to ensure this information is consistent and new car buyers can trust the ratings for both locally made and imported vehicles.

“AAA and Australia’s motoring clubs, with more than 6.5 million members and their families, looks forward to the outcomes from these important meetings.”

 

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