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Renault Captur gets five-star rating, but brand’s leadership on safety weakens

May 29, 2013 | 1

Euro NCAP crash test results for the Renault Captur give the car a five-star safety rating, but there are signs the company is placing less emphasis on safety. Once a leader

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Top Tether: an essential part of the ISOFIX system for car seat safety

May 24, 2013 |

A Top Tether is the third anchorage point in an ISOFIX (or LATCH) connection system for a child’s car seat. This belt is secured to an anchorage point in the vehicle, Read More

Car seat safety still not simple enough for parents, says Euro NCAP

May 24, 2013 |

Euro NCAP’s secretary-general Michiel van Ratingen has described the current ISOFIX situation as “far from ideal” for parents. Although most five-star cars from 2009 Read More

Car seat safety suffers as half of all families forget the Top Tether

May 16, 2013 | 5

A car seat safety survey has revealed around half of families fail to fit child seats adequately, forgetting to tether the top. The Top Tether prevents the seat rotating forwards Read More

Kate Middleton named the mum most trusted on safety in poll

May 8, 2013 | 1

Expectant Royal mother, Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, has topped a poll commissioned by CarSafetyRules asking new car buyers to name the British Read More

Swedes save more lives with policy of keeping kids in rear-facing car seats for longer

April 3, 2013 | 7

Accident research figures from Sweden confirm the country’s policy of keeping children in rear-facing car seats for longer is continuing to save lives. While German Read More

Volvo’s child safety expert explains car safety for new babies and parents

April 3, 2013 |

Lotta Jakobsson is one of the most respected names in car safety. A senior safety specialist at Volvo and a professor at Chalmers University in Sweden, Read More

Providing the best car seat safety for newborns

March 26, 2013 |

The first car ride for most babies is the drive home from the hospital. It’s an exciting and nervous time for parents with the arrival of a new little person Read More

Toyota Auris scores five stars for crash safety, but door opens during test

March 5, 2013 | 2

The Auris is the car that Toyota wants to compete with the VW Golf and Ford Focus on quality and safety. The car has just achieved a five-star rating in Euro NCAP’s Read More

Why car companies often use a Britax car seat in crash safety testing

March 5, 2013 |

With Britax car seats the most popular choice of car manufacturers in crash tests, we wanted to find out more about what the company does that’s different Read More