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What makes a car safe? What do all those acronyms mean? And what can you do to make your own car safer? The Car Expert is here to help.

Latest car safety articles

Range Rover Velar earns crash test praise

The Range Rover Velar has shone in the latest set of crash tests performed by safety body Euro NCAP.

Ten safest used family cars 2017

For the second year, Co-op Insurance, in conjunction with Thatcham Research and road safety charity Brake, have recognised the safest used family cars.

Autonomous Emergency Braking ‘a must’, say experts

Buying a new car? Insist it has Autonomous Emergency Braking and you could help save hundreds of lives, say road safety and motor industry bodies.

SEAT Ibiza leads a field of five-star Euro NCAP ratings

It was good news for SEAT as its Ibiza supermini was awarded a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating in the latest round of testing.

The safest used first cars for 2017

The safest used first cars have been announced this morning, as part of a targeted campaign that aims to reduce the accident rate for new drivers.

Skoda, MINI and Nissan receive five-star Euro NCAP ratings

Five stars for the Skoda Kodiaq, MINI Countryman and Nissan Micra in the latest Euro NCAP crash tests. Disappointment from the new Suzuki Swift, however.

Crash test issues for Fiat and Ford

FIAT and Ford have slipped behind rivals in the latest round of Euro NCAP safety tests, scoring only three of five-stars in crash tests.

Euro NCAP marks 20 years of saving lives

Safety body Euro NCAP is celebrating 20 years of its crash tests, which have helped cut road deaths and serious injuries by more than half.

Safety experts slam Ford Mustang over poor crash results

The Ford Mustang has drawn heavy criticism from Thatcham Research after scoring the worst crash test rating for a top 10 car brand in nearly a decade.

The ten safest new cars of 2017 revealed

The UK's independent car safety experts have put together their list of the ten safest new cars of 2017. We look at all of the top ten choices.

Crash testers name their best-performing cars of 2016

Crash-test body Euro NCAP has named cars from Toyota, Hyundai and Volkswagen as the best-in-class performers of 16 cars it tested in 2016.

Nissan cancels zero-star car after graphic crash test

Amid ongoing publicity about poor safety standards provided by car makers for vehicles sold in developing countries, Nissan has announced it will cease prod...

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