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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

Euro NCAP plans to improve safety for cyclists

November 23, 2012 |

Car safety body Euro NCAP is planning changes to its crash tests that will improve protection for pedestrians and cyclists involved in accidents. By making its crash tests Read More

BMW 1 Series offers five-star safety, but marginal whiplash protection

November 23, 2012 |

For a brand that builds premium, driver-focused cars, you might expect just a little more protection when things go wrong. The latest version of the BMW 1-Series offers five-star safety, read full report, but it’s up against other, 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

More older drivers will not affect road safety

November 22, 2012 |

Research published in the US Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s latest Status Report challenges some of the myths about older drivers and safety. Younger drivers are more Read More

Astra offers solid crash protection and accident prevention technologies

November 20, 2012 |

The Vauxhall Astra got its five star rating back in 2009 and the latest model still uses the same body structure and safety concept. Things have moved on since then. Euro NCAP has toughened up some of its testing criteria, making Read More

Honda Civic has a secret safety feature

November 19, 2012 |

For people who don’t want the usual hatchback, the latest Honda Civic fits the bill. This distinctive, Swindon-built car now equals its competitors on crash protection with a five-star Euro NCAP rating, read full report. Read More

Hyundai i30 competes with the best in crash tests

November 19, 2012 |

The latest generation of the Hyundai i30 has made significant progress on safety: its predecessor needed modifications in order to get its Euro NCAP five-star rating at the second attempt in 2008. No such issues with the Read More