Federal government to provide $6.64M to ANCAP for car safety

MINISTERIAL MEDIA RELEASE: Five-year funding for vital car safety program.

The Federal Government has marked National Road Safety Week by announcing the continuation of funding for the critical work of independent vehicle safety consumer organisation ANCAP for another five years, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack says.

The Government’s $6.64 million commitment to fund ANCAP for another five years will assist ANCAP to continue the role it plays in testing and assessing new cars, providing information for consumers about vehicle safety and general advocacy about safety on Australia’s roads.

 

Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities Paul Fletcher said vehicle safety standards are an important part of moving towards fewer road deaths in Australia.

ANCAP Chief Executive James Goodwin noted the important role safer vehicles play in reducing road trauma. This renewed commitment sees Federal support of the ANCAP program continue until at least 2023.

The Australian Government joined as a member of ANCAP in 2010 and is one of 23 member organisations including the Australian and New Zealand automobile clubs, all State and Territory Governments and the New Zealand Government.

Source: ANCAP