Used car safety ratings 2009
Used Car Safety ratings for passenger vehicles built 1992-2007.
In a crash, how much is your car likely to protect you and harm other road users?
You've got your sights set on that car. It's the right price, looks good, and it's the perfect size for what you need. But there are two important factors you may not have thought about. It is important that your vehicle offers you good protection from injury in a crash - and it is also important that your vehicle offers good protection to other road users.
Real world crash data analysed by Monash University's Accident Research Centre shows that some used vehicle models offer much better protection from death or serious injury in a crash than others. The ratings presented in the Used Car Safety Ratings brochure reflect how well individual vehicle models protect road users from injury in the event of a crash.
Printed copies are available from the automobile clubs and state transport authorities listed in the brochure.
Download Complete Document: ucsr_09 [PDF: 3273 KB]
Type: Safety Education Material
Publication Date: 13/08/09