—This paper discusses the activity carried out in the ASEAN region to elevate road safety situation, which has been inspired by the United Nations’ Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020. The newly established New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP) is expected to contribute in lowering the accident risk and also the extremity of casualties from motor vehicle accidents by introducing the automobile safety rating, which has long been established in other developed countries. This regional effort is set to create a new paradigm shift in the ASEAN’s automotive ecosystem with its two-pronged approach by bringing up the level of automotive consumerism as well as promoting the up-to-date safety technologies in passenger vehicles by the industries.
—ASEAN, new car assessment program, safe system, UN decade of action for road safety 2011-2020.
Zulhaidi Mohd Jawi and Khairil Anwar Abu Kassim are with the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS), Kajang, 43000 Malaysia (e-mail: zulhaidi@ miros.gov.my, khairilanwar@ miros.gov.my). A. F. Sadullah is with the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Georgetown, 11800 Malaysia (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite:Zulhaidi Mohd Jawi, Khairil Anwar Abu Kassim, and Ahmad Farhan Sadullah, "ASEAN NCAP–The Best Bet for Vehicle Safety in the Region’s Safe System?," International Journal of Trade, Economics and Finance vol.4, no.6, pp. 358-363, 2013.