Road safety boost in budget

Road safety boost in budget

Federal budget boosts road safety with funding for ANCAP.

Road safety boost in budget
Road safety boost in budget – ANCAP crash tests and rates new vehicles.

The Australian Automobile Association (AAA) has welcomed a two-year funding promise for Australian crash testing authority, ANCAP, in the Federal budget.

AAA Chief Executive Andrew McKellar says the $2.2 million dollar funding promise in the Abbott government budget will help the independent vehicle crash testing body continue to do its important work.

“This is a welcome and significant investment to improve the safety of all road-users,

“There is growing consumer awareness and acceptance of ANCAP’s crash ratings which has put welcome pressure on the automotive industry to improve the safety of their vehicles.”

“ANCAP has an important role to promote safer vehicles and provides valuable guidance to consumers on the safety rating of a vehicle.” Mr McKellar said.

Joel Helmes