'Affordable cars have the ability to be safe'

The Global NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme) has thrust entry-level car safety into the spotlight by testing five of South Africa's budget hatchback cars.

It's part of their #SaferCarsForAfrica initiative.

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Layton Beard, spokesperson at Automobile Association says that the vehicles that were tested makeup 65 % of the market sales in the county. He adds that the test shows these affordable cars can be safe.

The main take away message that we want to get out to the public is that more affordable vehicles certainly have the ability to be safe.

Layton Beard, spokesperson at Automobile Association

Listen to the full interview below:


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