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NRMA Insurance Offers to Help Drivers Remain Safe

April 14, 2014

Buying a vehicle is a huge investment for most of us, but regardless of whether we go in for a used or a new one, consumers need to do a little homework about car safety to remain safe on the roads. A survey by NRMA Insurance highlights the fact that a large majority of Australian drivers, in spite of professing that safety is their first priority, pay very little attention in getting to know more about the vehicles they buy.

NRMA Insurance is a car insurer committed to road safety and to reducing risk in the community.

The survey emphasizes the need for better education about cars and indicated that less than 30 percent of Australian drivers were aware of Anti-lock braking systems while only 20 percent knew what ESC (News - Alert) (electronic stability control) stood for.

Knowing what features there are, knowing what to ask for and knowing what they need can go a long in helping drivers be safe on the road. The insurance company hopes to help those who buy cars understand the features and technology that makes cars safer for everyone, and in the process make wise purchasing decisions.

It’s also a given that older vehicles are less safe than the newer ones as they probably have less safety features and weigh less than their newer and more expensive counterparts. However, it isn’t always that the most expensive car is the safest – there are models that are reasonably priced but still score high on safety ratings.

And, although one doesn’t really think of the colour of the car other than in terms of aesthetics, the survey indicated that yellow cars are less prone to accidents than black ones. It also revealed that almost 50 percent of all collisions occurred in the afternoon between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m., Friday seemed to be mostly collision days and May experienced the highest number of crash claims.

Robert McDonald, head of research for NRMA Insurance appeared concerned about the findings of the survey, and urged drivers to pay heed to safety ratings while buying a car.

NRMA Insurance claims that it can play an important role in assisting drivers to choose a suitable car, when they can’t make up their minds and also help them get the right NRMA car insurance. This will hopefully ensure greater peace of mind all around.




Edited by Alisen Downey

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