Hawkesbury District Independent June 2017 #85 - Page 59

motoring guide ANCAP Safety Rating? Frontal offset test Side Impact test • The pole test can earn an extra two points • Intelligent seat belt reminders can also earn up to 3 bonus points to help improve a star rating  • At least 32.5 points must be achieved overall (with at least one point scored from the pole test) to earn a 5-star safety rating • From 2008, cars must be equipped with Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Pole Impact test to earn a 5 star ANCAP safety rating • To achieve a 5 star ANCAP safety rating from 2013, cars must be equipped with ESC, 3-point seat belts for all forward-facing seats, head-protecting technology (side airbags) for front seats, seat belt reminders for front seats and electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) as well as 3 additional safety assist technologies (SAT) such as autonomous emergency braking (AEB), adaptive cruise control (ACC), blind spot monitoring (BSM) etc. • The requirements for each star rating will increase year on year as identified in ANCAP's Rating Road Map. The Road Map progressively raises the bar for safety ratings for the forward-looking five-year period promoting continuous improvement in vehicle safety. Other NCAPs Similar crash testing programs are conducted in the USA, Japan, Korea, Europe, China, Latin America and South- East Asia however international crash test results are to be used as a guide only, as the structure and equipment of overseas models may differ from that of the Australian or New Zealand car of the same name. www.ancap.com.au Quad bike safety training now free for local farmers Farmers will now receive free quad bike training in a major boost to the safety improvement program aimed at significantly reducing the number of deaths on rural properties across NSW. Member for Hawkesbury Dominic Perrottet said that eligible farmers and their workers who complete an approved training course will also receive a free helmet – worth around $120 - suitable for use while they are riding their quad bikes and that these changes announced represent a further saving to farmers of up to $230. SafeWork NSW has partnered with Tocal College to deliver up to 100 training events in regional and remote areas across NSW. Free training will also be available through authorised Registered Training Organisations. Eligible farmers and their workers who complete this training also receive a helmet compliant to NZS 8600:2002. Previously, farmers attending an approved training course (costing up to $510) received a rebate of $310. Mr Perrottet said more than 200 farmers had attended Tocal College training days since the quad bike safety program was launched last year. “I want as many farmers in Hawkesbury to undertake this training so they can be as safe as possible at work on their properties,” Mr Perrottet said. “We know time is money to farmers and it’s not easy for them to give up a day’s work to undergo quad bike training. “While we can’t put more hours in the day, we can make the training free, and encourage farmers to use helmets, as the next step in our campaign to increase farm safety,” Mr Perrottet sa