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.

Ford Mustang two-star Euro NCAP rating

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.
Thatcham Research ten safest new cars of 2017

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.
The Volkswagen Tiguan, named alongside two hybrids as the best performers in crash tests

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 Versa vs Nissan Tsuru in a car-to-car crash test arranged by Global NCAP

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.
Fiat Tipo Euro NCAP crash test

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

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).
Euro NCAP

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.
Distracted driving is dangerous

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 SE Lux with Driver Support Pack for added safety

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.
Car check you should make this Autumn

Driving safely, whatever the weather

Driving safely is critical when the weather turns nasty, yet some drivers seem to lose their senses exactly when considered judgments are most important.
euroncap_autonomous emergency braking

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?
Windscreen visibility is a key part of car safety

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.
Car safety - what makes a car safe? BMW M5 demonstrates controlled oversteer

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.
A Fiat 500 undertakes a EuroNCAP crash test

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.
Just how safe are UK drivers?

Just how safe are UK drivers?

To highlight the dangers of unsafe driving behaviour in an increasingly crowded road system, this infographic has put together some pretty shocking statistics based on a survey of UK drivers.
Overtaking - how to do it safely (The Car Expert)

Overtaking – how to do it safely

How should you go about overtaking the vehicle in front of you? Most drivers overtake without really thinking about it, until it starts going wrong. And by then, it's often too late...
Alfa Romeo Giulietta winter driving in snow

Winter driving – staying safe in difficult conditions

As the cold of winter envelopes us once again, it's important to remember to take extra care on the roads. Follow the advice on this handy infographic to give yourself the best possible chance at staying safe
Road safety

Road safety – Drive safe and arrive alive

To mark World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims and UK Road Safety Week, we present an infographic about road accidents worldwide.
UK car accident statistics

UK car accident statistics

Most of us have had one (or more), everyone fears them. Car accidents are taken for granted these days, so used to them have we become over decades of motoring.
Road safety is an ongoing issue around the world

Road safety worldwide

To highlight UK Road Safety Week next week (9-15 June), the guys at Woodstock Motors have sent us this infographic looking at road safety statistics and regulations around the world. The infographic shows some of the differences in road safety standards and, correspondingly, road safety laws in different companies and regions.

Astonishing facts about car accidents

Did you know that a car accident happens somewhere in the world every minute? Or that Friday is the most common day for a car accident? Topquote.ie has put together this infographic which provides plenty of astonishing facts about car accidents worldwide, as well as a list of the biggest pile-ups in the history of motoring.
A thermal imaging night vision system featured in a BMW

Thermal imaging and night vision in cars

Thermal imaging is becoming more popular as a night vision system in new cars. So how does it work and how can it make driving safer?
MOT test centre (The Car Expert 2013)

The essential pre-MOT checklist

Many car owners fear the annual MOT roadworthiness test. If you are worried that your car might fail, here is a handy checklist provided by Motorparks.co.uk to give you an idea of what to look at before taking your car in to be tested.
BMW Motorcycle R1200S

Motorbike accidents: What to do if you’re involved

Motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable when it comes to road accidents. Unlike a car driver, they have significantly less protection from, and are more exposed to, their immediate environment.

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