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

<i>Image: Twitter</i>
<i>Image: Twitter</i>

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.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For 14 free days, you can have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed. 
Subscribe to News24
Voting Booth
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
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