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protection Archives - Car Safety Rules

New car seat designs and safety tech to eliminate whiplash injury

June 20, 2013 |

Whiplash injuries can be serious. When your car is hit from behind, your neck can distort into an S-shape and the pain can last for weeks. Treatment is difficult, Read More

Dacia Sandero achieves four-star safety rating

May 29, 2013 |

A four-star Euro NCAP safety rating for a car marketed as the lowest priced on the market sounds like a reasonable score. The Dacia Sandero offers far better crash protection

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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

Mercedes recalls Citan MPV to fix side airbag issue

May 7, 2013 |

Mercedes is recalling the Citan MPV in Europe because of the faulty side airbags highlighted in the car’s Euro NCAP crash test. The car received Read More

Calls increase for new car safety technologies to be made mandatory

May 7, 2013 | 4

Australasia’s New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) has called for autonomous emergency braking (AEB) to be made mandatory for new cars. Speaking during the UN’s 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

Skoda Octavia gives a little bit more to win five-star safety rating

March 5, 2013 |

The Skoda Octavia, based on the same VW Group platform as the Golf, has gone the extra mile on safety, refusing to compromise even on pedestrian protection Read More

Driver airbag in Toyota RAV4 fails to stop dummy’s head in crash test

March 5, 2013 |

The Toyota RAV4 has received five stars in a Euro NCAP safety assessment, but lost critical points in the frontal impact test when the driver’s airbag failed 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

South East Asian crash tests reveal poor protection for region’s children

February 5, 2013 | 1

Car buyers in South East Asia can now check the safety of their vehicles as a new NCAP safety organisation starts crash testing. ASEAN NCAP has assessed seven new cars Read More