ACC to introduce risk rating for motor vehicles

Everything’s on-track for a significant reduction in ACC motor vehicle levies from 1 July, says ACC Minister Nikki Kaye, who has decided how levies for new cars will be calculated.

“ACC will also introduce risk rating in July, which means annual licence levies for cars will reflect how well each car protects its occupants and other road users in a crash.

“This is fairer, and recognises that owners of safer cars, which are less likely to cause injuries, should pay lower levies. However, all car owners will pay reduced licence levies from July.”

The report is extremely comprehensively researched. Here are twenty of the most low risk cars. (in order of estimated risk of serious injury in a crash, from lowest to highest):

• Citroen BX (1986-1994)
• Mazda 3 (2003-2004)
• Mitsubishi Nimbus (1999-2003)
• Toyota Landcruiser Prado (2003-2004)
• Mercedes Benz S-Class C140 (1993-1998)
• Ford Transit (2001-2004)
• Peugeot 307 (2001-2004)
• Peugeot 406 (1996-2004)
• Ford / Mazda Escape / Tribute (2001-2004)
• Mazda MX5 / Eunos Roadster (1998-2004)
• Subaru Forester (1997-2002)
• Chrysler Neon (1996-1999)
• BMW 5 Series E39 (1996-2003)
• Kia Carnival (1999-2004)
• Peugeot 306 (1994-2001)
• Saab 9000 (1986-1997)
• Mitsubishi Challenger (1998-2004)
• Mitsubishi Pajero NM / NP (2000-2004)
• Honda CR-V (1997-2001)
• Subaru Impreza (2001-2004)

Here are twenty cars from the top of that same list. (greater risk)

• Honda Civic (1996-2000)
• Mazda 121 Metro / Demio (1997-2002)
• Toyota Tarago / Previa / Estima (1991-1999)
• Toyota Corolla (1998-2001)
• Honda Accord (1994-1998)
• Ford / Mazda Telstar / 626 / MX6 / Capella / Cronos (1992-1997)
• Holden Commodore VY/VZ (2002-2004)
• Ford / Mazda Laser / 323 (1999-2003)
• Ford Fairlane N & LTD D (1988-1994)
• BMW 3 Series E36 (1992-1998)
• Mitsubishi Magna TE/TF/TH/TJ / Verada KE/KF/KH/KJ / Diamante (1996-2003)
• Ford Falcon AU (1998-2002)
• Holden / Toyota Commodore VR/VS / Lexcen (1993-1997)
• Mazda 323 / Familia / Lantis (1990-1993)
• Holden Commodore VT/VX (1997-2002)
• Subaru Liberty / Legacy (1989-1993)
• Ford Falcon EF/EL (1994-1998)
• Mitsubishi Magna TR/TS / Verada KR/KS / V3000 / Diamante (1991-1996)
• Toyota / Holden Corolla / Nova (1994-1997)
• Ford Falcon EB Series II / Falcon ED (2004 (1992-1994)

There is a secondary list of cars they consider especially high risk. Here are the top 20 cars from that list, which is in reverse for some reason (it is Monash University) and shows from highest risk to lowest.

• Daihatsu Hi-Jet (1982-1990)
• Alfa Romeo GTV (1982-1984)
• Suzuki Hatch / Alto (1982-1984)
• Mitsubishi Starion (1982-1987)
• Holden Monaro (2001-2004)
• Nissan Exa (1983-1986)
• Holden / Suzuki Scurry / Carry (1982-2000)
• Suzuki Alto (1985-2000)
• Daihatsu Mira (1990-1996)
• Hyundai Getz (2002-2004)
• Daihatsu Handivan (1982-1990)
• Mitsubishi Lancer CH (2003-2004)
• Subaru Sherpa / Fiori / 700 / Rex (1989-1992)
• Suzuki Mighty Boy (1985-1988)
• Suzuki Swift (1982-1985)
• Landrover Freelander (1998-2004)
• Daihatsu Rocky / Rugger (1985-1998)
• Mitsubishi Starwagon / L300 (1983-1986)
• Nissan NX/NX-R (1991-1996)
• Holden Statesman/C04ice WB (1982-1985)

You can download or view the Monash report here and see the complete list of around 200 cars and what risk rating the car you drive has been given.

http://www.monash.edu.au/miri/research/reports/muarc273.pdf



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3 replies

  1. I call bullshit on this one.

    There are many factors to road safety not least the Nut behind the wheel.

    Smells like a rip off to me.

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  2. sounds like a ripoff all right the rich that can afford the flashed cars with all the safety stuff and cause the most accidents but will get the cheapest rego

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