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Do parents need a Euro-NCAP style safety rating for child seats?

December 11, 2012 |

Virtually every product available to buy online these days now has a star rating. We all write reviews, provide feedback on the seller and pick a star rating. Read More

Latest generation VW Golf marks a turning point in safety

December 5, 2012 |

Euro NCAP crash test results just published for the seventh generation Golf indicate that the latest version offers more or less the same level of crash protection as its predecessor. The scores seem to indicate a lack of Read More

Interview with Professor Pete Thomas: Why size matters when it comes to safety

December 3, 2012 |

We took some questions from our Facebook friends and put them to a safety expert. Professor Pete Thomas is the Head of the Transport Safety Research Centre Read More

Dacia Lodgy safety test rated worst of 2012

November 28, 2012 |

Renault Group’s Dacia Lodgy has produced the lowest Euro NCAP safety rating for a 2012 European car. The Lodgy’s results come just a week after the Sandero, Read More

Why nobody knows which is the best car-seat

November 27, 2012 |

My first couple of weeks blogging have been brilliant. Loads of late nights and stress, juggling deadlines, but it’s really satisfying. Thank you to everybody for all Read More

Road accidents cost UK economy £15.5bn a year, says road safety minister

November 22, 2012 |

Last year’s 1901 road deaths and 23,000 serious injuries represents an economic cost of more than £15.5bn to the UK, said Stephen Hammond, the Minister for Transport, responsible for road Read More

UK whiplash claims expected to exceed 800,000 in 2012

November 22, 2012 |

Thatcham Research, the UK test-house that advises the insurance industry on safety, security and repair costs expects the UK to make more than 800,000 whiplash claims in 2012. Read More

Latin NCAP crash tests highlight global cars with double standards on safety

November 14, 2012 |

Latin NCAP published its third round of crash test results today, concluding that safety levels in the region still lag around 20 years behind Europe and North America. Read More

What is Autonomous Emergency Braking

November 13, 2012 |

It’s a myth that all cars these days are all as safe as each other. A few are going beyond the standard seatbelts and airbags and using new technologies to prevent accidents  Read More