Technology and time greatly improve cars’ safety standards


Australia and New Zealand’s Safety Agency, ANCAP (Australasian New Car Assessment Program) recently compared and contrasted the safety of two identical car models. The only difference between the two was the year that the car was made.

According to the organisation, more than half of people who die in crashes on New Zealand roads are in cars built before 2000.

In this blog post, DriveTribe highlighted some of the safety advantages that come with owning newer cars. In ANCAP’s video, the general manager from AA Motoring Services, Stella Stocks explains how the strength and form of cars’ cabins have changed over time, and technologies like airbags are being improved. A 1998 Toyota Corolla hatchback accelerates to 64 km per hour and heads toward the 2015 model. Both cars travel at the same speed. Watch them collide to compare and contrast the difference in the damage.

The video demonstrates that a newer version of a make and model not only increases the likelihood that the car will survive but also that the driver will survive!

“Not everyone can afford a brand-new car however, the figures show that there is less chance of being killed in a newer and safer car than an older and less safe vehicle,” says the boss of ANCAP, James Goodwin in this article. “Motorists should buy the safest car they can afford,” he also says.

At Carzoos we know that finding the best vehicle at the best price is important to our buyers, but safety is not something to be skimped on. We don’t sell cars made before 2009, and each car comes with a totally nitpicky certified inspection from one of our Carzoos expert mechanics to ensure that they are as road safe as they can possibly be. In fact, sixty percent of the cars we inspect actually get rejected.

If you have any questions or concerns about the safety of our cars, please get in touch.