Most entry-level vehicles lack sufficient safety features, warns AA

The Automobile Association of South Africa (AA) has released its second yearly Entry-level Vehicle Safety Report.   The report considers the safety features of 25 vehicles available in South Africa, priced under R160 000. This is R10 000 (6.7%) more than the vehicles considered last year, to account for inflation. The 25 vehicles were evaluated against the number of active safety features they have (anti-lock braking systems, electronic stability control), and passive safety features (airbags). The vehicles were then categorised into three groups based on their safety ratings according to the AA survey.