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Check safety features when buying a car warns AA

The Automobile Association's vehicle safety report reveals that 6 out of 23 entry level cars have few or no safety features.

The study looked at the minimum safety features which promote increased safety in preventing crashes‚ or moderate their effects.

AA Spokesperson Layton Beard, says they are looking at persuading the government to have a standardised test that will make sure that cars comply with certain safety features.

He says out of the 23 cars they have tested, 11 of them don't have anti-lock braking system (ABS)‚ electronic stability control (ESC)‚ and airbags‚ which provide a cushion upon impact to protect the driver and passengers during a crash.

He says it is worrying that people are focusing on the price of a vehicle and not on safety features.

We want people to take note of the safety features and not only look at the price range of a vehicle

Layton Beard, Spokesperson for The Automobile Association (AA)

The Citroen C1Vti 51kw Feel‚ at R149 900‚ was the only car found to have all the safety features installed as standard.

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