Got some dashcam footage of someone doing the wrong thing?

If so, car safety watchdog ANCAP Safety wants to see it as part of a new campaign.

“We’re calling on everyday Australians and New Zealanders to be part of our next campaign by submitting dashcam vision of common crash scenarios,” ANCAP’s, Rhianne Robson, said.

“The campaign will focus on the benefits of two key vehicle safety technologies – autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and active lane support systems (LSS) – and how their presence can turn a negative outcome into a positive one.”

Dashcam owners who have captured their own vision of crashes or near-misses involving pedestrians, or single-vehicle run-off-road crashes can submit their vision for inclusion as part of ANCAP’s next national advertising campaign which will screen nationally later this year.

“Dashcam footage clearly demonstrates that everyday mistakes happen to everyday people, yet a mistake on the road – whether it be yours or someone else’s – does not have to be fatal.”

“By involving the community in the development of the campaign, we’re not only giving them the opportunity to be part of the road safety solution, we’re generating early thought and discussion around the function, benefits and availability of these now common and affordable technologies,” Mrs Robson said.

Dashcam footage can be submitted at www.ancap.com.au/dashcam.

 

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Chris Riley has been a journalist for almost 40 years. He has spent half of his career as a writer, editor and production editor in newspapers, the rest of the time driving and writing about cars both in print and online. His love affair with cars began as a teenager with the purchase of an old VW Beetle, followed by another Beetle and a string of other cars on which he has wasted too much time and money. A self-confessed geek, he’s not afraid to ask the hard questions - at the risk of sounding silly.
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