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What are safety ratings?

Safety ratings in use today are objective tools for the assessment and improvement of aspects of the safety of vehicles, the road network, work-related road safety and international safety performance.

Safety ratings either predict safety outcomes for given designs or provide a retrospective assessment based on crash data. Different safety rating systems currently in use provide an impartial means of assessing the relative performance of:

Ratings for safety equipment (e.g. for child restraints NPACS and crash helmets) are currently under development.