Howsafeisyourcar.com.au has been developed to provide car buyers with independent information about the safety of the new and used cars on the Australian market. Cars are given a one to five star rating (five being the highest), based on results from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) for new cars or Used Car Safety Ratings (UCSR) which are an analysis of real world crash data. Our site provides safety ratings for approximately 80% of the cars being driven on Australian roads, however this represents only about a third of the models available on the Australian market.
Safe Vehicles is one of the four pillars of the Towards Zero vision for the future of zero deaths and serious injuries on Victorian roads. Vehicles and vehicle technologies keep us safer on the road by ensuring that we drive in a safe manner, by helping us avoid a crash and by protecting us if a crash does happen. Vehicles that are designed well and are safe can either prevent a crash from happening or help absorb and reduce the forces of impact. This in turn can help lessen the impact forces transferred to a vehicle’s occupants and reduce serious injuries and lives lost on our roads.
Find out why safer vehicles are part of the Towards Zero vision.
Transport Accident Commission
This website has been developed and is maintained by the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) Victoria.
The TAC is a Victorian Government-owned organisation established in 1986. Its role is to pay for treatment and benefits for people injured in transport accidents. It is also involved in promoting road safety in Victoria and in improving Victoria's trauma system.
Funding used by the TAC to perform these functions comes from payments made by Victorian motorists when they register their cars each year with VicRoads.
Safety Ratings Data
The data contained on this website is sourced from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) and the Used Car Safety Ratings (UCSR) program which are supported by Australian and New Zealand automobile clubs and the State Government road and transport authorities in Victoria, Queensland, NSW, Western Australia and South Australia, the New Zealand Government and the Australian Federal Government.
The TAC acknowledges these organisations for their assistance in developing this site:
Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC)
Australian Automobile Association
Transport for NSW
NZ Transport Agency (New Zealand)
Department of Transport and Main Roads (Queensland)
New Zealand Automobile Association Inc
Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (South Australia)
RAA (South Australia)
Road Safety Commission (WA)
Safety Feature Information
Car safety feature information provided on this web site is supplied by.