This week's shock result of the Fiat Punto being given a zero-star Euro NCAP safety rating highlights how much safer new cars have become in recent years.
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.
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.
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.