The world’s first car window decal will be available to buy in Australia starting Friday.
Key points:Decals will be sold as an exclusive option for drivers in AustraliaThe price will be $1.29 per decal, up from $1 per window unitThe decals are made from a unique material that can be easily dyed and the decal has a protective coating which will not show when exposed to UV lightSource: SuppliedBut the car window code is one of the most expensive parts of Australia’s car fleet.
“We want to give drivers the peace of mind that their car is safe to drive and to be able to safely and affordably drive to work, school and to the shops,” said the company’s chief executive, Chris Rallings.
“The code is a step in the right direction and we know it will be a significant step forward in protecting the lives and livelihoods of Australian drivers and passengers.”
Drivers can now order the code from Decal Australia for $1,299.90, up slightly from the price of the code in March.
The code will be limited to 1,000 units.
It’s not clear how many will be made, but they are expected to be available at select stores around Australia.
The company said that the code will also be available in the UK, France, the US and China.
Australia has the second-highest rate of car-related fatalities in the world, with more than 3,000 people killed in the last 12 months.
The car-window decal is being created to protect drivers from the possibility of a collision.
“It’s designed to reduce the risk of collision when parked in a carpark,” Rallies said.
“With the latest updates to the car park design, car owners and drivers will have a safer environment in which to park their vehicles, which in turn will reduce the potential for vehicle accidents and deaths.”‘
It’s about protecting the public’The decal comes after a spate of car accidents involving drivers and pedestrians last year.
The Australian Safety Council found that in the three months to March last year, 1,547 people were killed in collisions involving a car and pedestrians.
A total of 11 people died in collisions with vehicles while travelling at a speed of 60km/h or more, the safety council said.