Car Safety

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.

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 production of its "zero-star" Tsuru model in six months' time.

Thatcham slams Fiat Tipo Euro NCAP result

UK safety research experts Thatcham Research have described the Fiat Tipo's three-star performance in recent Euro NCAP crash tests as "disappointing".

UK road accident statistics: Safe, but could be better

While the UK has strict road safety laws, there were still 1,780 road deaths in the last year. That's just under five people dying every day on UK roads (sponsored post).

More five-star crash tests – but at a price?

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Peugeot 3008 have both scored top five-star ratings in the latest series of Euro NCAP crash tests.

The dangers of distracted driving

Anything that causes you to take your eyes off the road when driving is putting you and others at risk. Guest author Chris Triplett discusses the dangers of distracted driving.

Volvo V40 ranked safest used family car for 2016

The Volvo V40 hatchback has been rated as the Safest Used Family Car 2016, in a new initiative aimed at raising the importance of safety for used car buyers.

Used car safety in the spotlight

When it comes to buying a used car, safety ranks well down the list for most buyers. However, a new campaign to change that attitude has been launched in the UK.

Five-star Prius pioneers new safety test

Industry safety specialist Euro NCAP has performed its first test of Autonomous Emergency Braking technology, on the Toyota Prius.

Automatic braking – the next big car safety innovation?

There is a big push at the moment to have all new cars fitted with autonomous emergency braking systems. But what exactly is AEB and why is it so important?

What makes a car safe? – Part 3

Modern car safety systems are very good, but there are actions you can take to make your car even safer. The Car Expert advises how to stay safe.

What makes a car safe? – Part 2

In the second of a three-part blog series on car safety, The Car Expert looks at the ‘active safety’ features of modern cars and how advanced electronics can help you avoid an accident.

What makes a car safe? – Part 1

Car safety is always a hot topic, but what actually makes a car safe? In Part One of a three-part series, we look at passive safety - or how your car protects you when you hit something.

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