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"Not Recommended": One-third of delivery vans don't pass new ANCAP safety test
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16th Dec 2020
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"Not Recommended": One-third of delivery vans don't pass new ANCAP safety test

One in three new delivery vans tested by safety authorities have inadequate crash-avoidance technology – and have been put on a "Not Recommended" list following new research. The not-for-profit Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) – which ranks the crash safety of most new vehicles – found that five out of 15 vans tested did not "offer the level of active safety performance consumers should expect".
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William Davis
Video: ANCAP turns to terrifying real-life dashcam footage for new TV campaign
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9th Nov 2020
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Video: ANCAP turns to terrifying real-life dashcam footage for new TV campaign

A new safety campaign from the Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) has used real-life dashcam footage submitted by Australians to highlight the importance of autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and lane support systems (LSS) in new cars. In an effort to showcase how automated driver assist technologies can intervene, the ads show a variety of near-miss run-ins between pedestrians and drivers, as well as footage of drivers veering out of their lanes and into oncoming traffic.
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Susannah Guthrie
2021 Mazda BT-50 scores five stars for safety, loses points for pedestrian protection
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21st Oct 2020
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2021 Mazda BT-50 scores five stars for safety, loses points for pedestrian protection

The Mazda BT-50 has been awarded a five-star safety rating, making it one of the safest utes on sale in Australia alongside its twin under the skin, the Isuzu D-Max. However, testing by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) – which compares crash safety, collision avoidance technology, and likely injuries to pedestrians and cyclists – found the Mazda BT-50’s bold nose marked it down slightly compared to the Isuzu D-Max.
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Joshua Dowling
Kangaroos the biggest danger in animal crashes
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22nd Jun 2020
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Kangaroos the biggest danger in animal crashes

Kangaroos are involved in eight out of 10 car crashes with animals, new figures show. And the data has prompted experts to renew their warnings as Australians prepare to holiday at home: don’t swerve to avoid an animal. “You've got a fraction of a second to make a decision, and by that stage it's probably too late any way,” says Russell White, from the Australian Road Safety Foundation.
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Joshua Dowling
Australia's animal collision 'hotspots', according to insurance data
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20th May 2020
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Australia's animal collision 'hotspots', according to insurance data

Motorists travelling to regional areas are being warned to stay vigilant on the roads ahead of a predicted 15 per cent rise in animal collisions from May to August this year, with a major Australian insurance company issuing a warning about "hotspots" for incidents involving animals and cars.
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Susannah Guthrie