Remunerator News

Dec 23 2019

50 Years of Safety in Your Novated Lease Car

Over the past 50 years, safety in cars has improved significantly.

As a priority for many new car buyers, car brands often compete against one another and ensure all the latest safety tech is included in their models for a 5-star ANCAP rating.

The below video demonstrates a front on collision between a 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air and a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu (Holden Malibu in Australia). Showing exactly how car safety has evolved for the better. While the 2009 Malibu model includes all the safety you’d expect, the 1959 model didn’t even include seat belts let alone an air bag!

Australian’s in particular have always prioritised safety. In 1970, Australia was the first country to make the fitting of seat belts mandatory in all new passenger vehicles for drivers and front seat passengers. 11 years later, the first ever driver’s airbag was installed in a production car, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

In 2019, in order for your car to attain a 5-star ANCAP safety rating it must include either lane-departure warning or lane-keep assist. This technology profoundly reduces the chances of a head on crash, as shown in the video.

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