5-star Ubers bring ‘peace of mind’
RACV welcomes Uber move to 5-star ANCAP-rated cars.
RACV has welcomed Uber Australia’s decision to mandate that all vehicles in its fleet must carry a 5-star Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) crash safety rating.
The US-based ride-share company announced earlier this week that any vehicles entering the Uber platform from 1 October this year must have the maximum safety rating. Uber is giving all existing drivers until 1 October 2021 to ensure they are operating in a vehicle that has a 5-star rating.
RACV manager vehicle engineering Michael Case says the plan should give ride-share customers peace of mind.
“Uber passengers and drivers will be safer in the future with the ride-sharing business introducing a 5-star ANCAP safety rating policy for all their vehicles,” he says. “As a long-time member of ANCAP, we welcome this initiative to improve passenger safety.”