car safety

The Car Expert has written three blogs about the importance of car safety, how all the safety systems in your car work, and what you can do to make your car safer.

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.

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.

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.

Vehicle recall – two words which strike fear into every car owner

A recall occurs when a manufacturer (or higher authority) determines that a particular car has a safety-related defect or does not comply with a legislated safety standard. So why does this happen?

Cyclists need to start taking some responsibility

There is howling from cycling lobbyists in London on a regular basis as yet another cyclist is killed in an accident with a heavy vehicle. It's time for the complaining to stop and action to be taken.

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...

The race to the finish line for driverless cars

For some time now it’s been a case of 'when' and not 'if' driverless cars will be unleashed on our roads. The technology is rapidly being developed, and various parties are vying to get ahead in what isn’t so much an arms race as a hands-free race (sponsored post).

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