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2017-11-22 10:50

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Cape Town - Did you know that South Africa has an estimated 832 431 crashes per year? Crashes cost the SA economy R142billion each year. 

The AA and the Global NCAP car safety organisation are in Cape Town to promote the #SafeCarsForAfrica campaign.

The two organisations are launching the first NCAP crash test results in Africa at an event in Cape Town.

READ: 5 popular SA cars crash tested: Polo Vivo, Etios and more

Collins Khumalo, CEO of the AA, said: "#SaferCarsForAfrica is critical to educate the public about vehicle safety. The crash test results will empower road users to make informed decisions." 

According to organisers: "Global NCAP and AA South Africa launched #SaferCarsforAfrica today (November 22) in Cape Town, with the first independent crash test assessment of some of South Africa’s most popular compact and small cars. The crashworthiness results of the five cars tested show a wide range of safety performance, from four to zero stars for adult protection, with the lowest ratings resulting in a high probability of life threatening injury in a road crash."

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