Safety ratings vital

When deciding on your next vehicle, do you take safety ratings into account?

The Motor Accident Commission (MAC) reminds motorists looking to buy a car to choose the highest star rating you can afford and a vehicle with features that offers the greatest protection in the event of a crash.

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) ensures there is a ratings system which helps you to make safer vehicle choices. 

ANCAP provides independent vehicle safety information through the publication of ANCAP safety ratings.  ANCAP safety ratings take into account the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by new cars through the conduct of physical crash tests and the assessment of collision avoidance technologies.

In each of the physical tests, dummies are used to scientifically measure the various forces on occupants in the crash.

The data gathered is then assessed in conjunction with a physical assessment of the vehicle, and a score determined for each test.

In addition, vehicles must be fitted with certain safety features and safety assist technologies. These requirements are then assessed alongside the physical crash test scores with an overall score translated into an ANCAP safety rating of between 1 to 5 stars.

The more stars, the better the vehicle performed in ANCAP tests. To achieve the maximum 5 star ANCAP safety rating, a vehicle must achieve the highest standards in all tests and feature advanced safety assist technologies.

More information

To search individual crash test results for more than 515 vehicles, learn more about safety features and technologies, and explore interactive features, visit ancap.com.au

See tips for buying a new or used car http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/safe-driving-tips/safer-vehicles/buying-a-safe-car on the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure website.

 

Careers at MAC

Careers at MAC

Current Vacancies

Claims Advisor

The Motor Accident Commission (MAC) is South Australia's leader in road safety behaviour change and education, and is dedicated to the safety of all South Australian road users.

MAC is also responsible for the management of Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance claims for crashes that occurred prior to 30 June 2016.

A key advisory role is now available within MAC's CTP function which contributes to driving claims initiatives and the oversight of MAC's Claims Manager

Reporting to the Manager, CTP, responsibilities will include:

  • Participating in the implementation of key claims management initiatives.
  • Undertaking contractual formal audits.
  • Identifying emerging scheme risks and issues, including making recommendations for risk mitigation strategies.
  • Preparing reports, such as audit outcomes.

Experience & Skills:

  • Demonstrated experience in analysing and interpreting business controls, processes, procedures or systems.
  • Experience in interpreting insurance claims data.
  • Excellent problem solving skills, time management and attention to detail.
  • Strong ability to work effectively in a small team environment, including developing working relationships with stakeholders.

A detailed job and person specification can be downloaded here or requested via email.

Applications must address and demonstrate your experience, aptitudes and skills against the specification's Essential Minimum Requirements. Please forward your letter of application (no more than two pages), together with a current resume, to Jacqui Cole, HR Admin Officer at Jacqui.cole@sa.gov.au.

Applications close Friday, 22 September 2017.

MAC's Workplace

MAC comprises a diverse mix of people forming a cohesive work environment that embraces new ideas and strategic thinking.

Staff are given the opportunity to continually develop their skills and knowledge to help MAC realise its vision and mission.

MAC is an equal opportunity employer and seeks highly motivated and result-oriented people who display the characteristics of our core values.

Our Values

Focused: We strive to achieve planned outcomes in all our activities by an approach to work that is:

  • Ethical – being honest and fair
  • Diligent – being hardworking and attentive
  • Efficient – being professional and well organised
  • Innovative – being forward thinking and creative
  • Accountable: We are responsible for our actions and delivering on our promises

Teamwork: We make teamwork work by recognising individual talents and being considerate of fellow staff members and partners.

Pride: We take pride in our contribution to MAC for the benefit of South Australian road users.