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Australia's first star ratings of our national highways.
The Australian Automobile Association (AAA) – Australia's peak motoring body -released on 3rd October 2006 the first Star Ratings for Australia's AusLink non-urban national road network, which shows most national highways are not up to acceptable safety standards. The Star Ratings classify roads from 1-star star (least safe) to 5-star (safest). AAA's Australian Road Assessment Program (AusRAP) star rated some 19,000km of our national highway network, with the majority of roads rating 3 stars - not good enough according to AAA Executive Director, Lauchlan McIntosh.