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Safer vehicles

Buying a vehicle, whether it's a car, SUV, motorcycle, caravan or trailer is a big responsibility.

Choosing a safe vehicle and understanding its capabilities may be one of the most important decisions you will ever make.

Below are a few tips to help make buying a safe vehicle easier.

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Bull bars

Bull bars

Fitting a poorly designed bull bar to a car can be dangerous for a pedestrian and affect the car’s safety. All cars manufactured after 1 July 2013 must comply to the Australian Standard.
Buying a safe car

Buying a safe car

The safety of vehicles varies considerably, so it’s important to check the safety rating before you buy – the more stars the better. Whether you are buying a new, used or even your very first car, this information will help you make the best decision for your needs.
Buying a safe caravan / camper trailer

Buying a safe caravan / camper trailer

Buying a safe, compliant caravan or camper trailer can help avoid major safety issues. Safety tips for towing your caravan or camper trailer will also help make your holiday travel safer.
Roadworthiness

Roadworthiness

Roadworthy vehicles are those that are fit for use on our roads. They comply with standard vehicle requirements. Driving a vehicle that is roadworthy is crucial to your safety and that of other road users.
Motorcycle ABS

Motorcycle ABS

Motorcycles are, by their nature, less stable than four wheeled vehicles. Braking too hard can destabilise a motorcycle. This can lead to either the front or rear wheel locking, which can cause the bike to overturn or slide.

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