Volvo XC90

UK road safety: car buyers urged to pick safer cars to cut deaths in at-risk road users

UK Road safety

It’s claimed drivers should buy EuroNCAP 5-star cars such as the Volvo XC90

British car buyers have been urged to choose only top rated cars for safety after new research revealed a worrying trend that could be costing lives. When it comes to sales of new cars that are ranked best for pedestrian protection in crashes, the UK lines up 19th of the 28 European countries. According to the executive director of the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS), this could be preventing Britain from cutting deaths to vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists.

The UK’s road safety struggle

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New cars for 2015

New car highlights from 2014 include the funky Citroen C4 Cactus, the sharp-suited Audi TT, a much more stylish Nissan Qashqai and the all-new Ford Mondeo. In terms of new cars for 2015 the motor makers have some more treats up their sleeve. Here are half a dozen newcomers from next year that are set to make a splash in dealerships.  Continue reading