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Changing community and manufacturers views on the benefits of safer cars-a non-regulatory road safety success story.
The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) independently crash tests and assesses the relative safety performance of new cars sold in Australia and New Zealand. The Program commenced almost 20 years ago based on a similar program in the USA. These programs have and are extending around the world. The aim is to encourage the development and introduction of safety features in new cars by the use of a non-regulatory competitive market mechanism on manufacturers.