Buying a car in SA: How important is vehicle safety to you?

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Earlier in May, Wheels24 reported that almost 75% of prospective new car owners say their purchase decision will be influenced by whether a car has been crash tested – and safety rated, according to a finding conducted by the Automobile Association (AA).
 
The AA says: "81% of these prospective buyers say the ratings of vehicles will also influence their decision if they are presented with two similar vehicles with different safety ratings. The survey – which polled more than 650 people - comes after the launch last year of #SaferCarsforAfrica, the first independent crash test assessment by Global NCAP and the AA."

Car-buying in SA - 75% of new buyers influenced by 'crash test results' - AA

New car owners are now putting their families' safety first at least according to our poll.

We asked Wheels24 readers how important vehicle safety is to them when purchasing a new vehicle.

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It's far too expensive
41% - 21 votes
Eskom and Load shedding
31% - 16 votes
Nothing wrong with my old car
6% - 3 votes
I don't think EV is the way to go
22% - 11 votes
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