The Australian Government has reconfirmed its commitment to safer vehicles, allocating AUS$2.2 million over the next two years, to the independent vehicle safety rating organization the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), according to a report by the

“With Australian Government support and funding, ANCAP has increased its ratings coverage to 95 percent of new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles sold in Australia,” said Jamie Briggs MP, assistant minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development. “The Australian Government is committed to working with organizations like ANCAP to raise awareness of road safety and to reduce death and injury on our roads through safer vehicles, safer roads and safer drivers.”

ANCAP is supported by 23 member organisations – the Australian and New Zealand motoring clubs, the Australian Government, the New Zealand Government, Australian state and territory governments, the Victorian Transport Accident Commission, NRMA Insurance and the FIA Foundation, according to the autochannel report.