Safety device blasts water away from car tyres as you drive to provide grip in wet weather


A new device that blows water away from tyres on wet roads could prove the difference between life and death, according to the inventors.

F1 Halo explained


The Halo prevents large objects and debris from entering the cockpit of a single-seat racing car. Here’s how it works.
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US investigates Tesla Autopilot


A worrying series of crashes prompts an official investigation into Tesla’s Autopilot system.
The best and worst cars for child safety in 2019 Subaru Forester Euro NCAP crash test

The best and worst cars for child safety


Several new cars have been awarded a five Euro NCAP safety rating in 2019. But which motors are the best when it comes to child protection?

Golf gets five stars for safety, but door opened


The new Volkswagen Golf has earned top marks for safety by Euro NCAP, even though one of its doors opened during crash tests.
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Airbag recall: what to do if my car is affected


Nearly two million cars on UK roads with recall notices over a potentially lethal airbag defect still haven't been fixed, according to new data.

Unrestrained dogs pose 'serious risk' in cars


Drivers with unrestrained dogs in their cars are twice as likely to be distracted by their canine companions, according to a report by Volvo.

Mazda3 recalled in USA for loose wheel risk


A fault that could lead to the wheels falling off Mazda3 cars during driving may not result in a recall for the issue in the UK, Mazda has said.
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VW Polo still sold with rear seat belt fault


Despite being recalled for a safety issue, the Volkswagen Polo is still being sold with a faulty rear seatbelt design.
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Safety body warns of 'self-driving' misinformation


The UK car safety body Thatcham Research has warned the misinformation on autonomous cars is "lulling drivers into a false sense of security".
The Fixer: My Nissan Navara pick-up snapped in half

The Fixer: My Nissan Navara snapped in half


A Nissan Navara owner has described his horror at the moment he was told his pick-up truck had snapped in two...

Ford Mustang receives just two stars in crash test


Euro NCAP, the European body that assesses how safe new cars are, awarded the latest Mustang just two stars from a maximum of five
How to check how safe a car is using Euro NCAP crash test scores

How to check how safe a car is using Euro NCAP crash...


Before 1997, drivers were kept in the dark when it came to knowing how safe a car would be in the event of an accident. The only available guide was...