Is Santa Buying you a Safer Vehicle this Christmas?

Posted on: Tuesday, 18 December 2018 at 12:00:00 AM

Members of the community were encouraged to put safety at the top of the vehicle wish list thanks to the City of Mandurah RoadWise Committee float at the 2018 Mandurah Christmas Pageant.

The RoadWise float used a 5 star Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) rated vehicle which is part of the City of Mandurah fleet.

The float was decorated in the ANCAP colours of black and gold and featured the 5 stars as well as the slogan “Safer Cars Save Lives”. Primary school students dressed as ‘gold stars’ with ‘Safer Cars Save Lives’ caps walked with the float display.

The Christmas Pageant float, supported by a Government of Western Australia Road Safety Community Grant, included a roadside banner along the pageant route promoting the safe vehicles campaign. The banner aimed to inform young people and those shopping on a budget about second hand vehicle safety using ‘Robo-man’, who demonstrates how each safety feature protects the body in a crash.

Safety features in our vehicles are proven life-savers for occupants and others on the road, and determine how we avoid or survive a crash.

Find out more about Robo-man by viewing the Road Safety Commission's community education video at; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKzMEIUhO9c

If you are looking to buy a used car, make sure you take a look at the Used Car Safety Ratings (UCSR) Buyer’s Guide (https://www.rsc.wa.gov.au/RSC/media/Documents/2018-UCSR-brochure.pdf) which provides crash safety ratings based on data collated from more than eight million police-reported crashes in Australia and New Zealand. A USCR ‘Safer Pick’ is a vehicle that provides the best protection for the occupants, reduces the risk of serious injury to other road users in a collision and has a lower risk of being involved in a crash.

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Pictured above: 'Safer Cars Save Lives' was the theme of the Mandurah RoadWise Committee float at the 2018 Mandurah Christmas Pageant.

For more information about safer vehicles, visit the RoadWise website at
https://www.roadwise.asn.au/safe-vehicles.aspx.

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