Mammoth Maryland road safety operation sees 500 trucks inspected in single day


More than 100 lorries were taken out of service in a single day by Maryland State Police, in an effort to remove unsafe and unfit...
Three quarters of electric car owners use extension leads to charge their cars

Many EV car owners charging their cars dangerously


A majority of plug-in hybrid and electric car owners are dangerously recharging their cars, an electrical safety charity has discovered.

Get points for not wearing seatbelts, MPs suggest


Drivers should get three penalty points on their licence if they're caught not wearing a seatbelt, a cross-party advisory group has suggested.

Police dash cam captures scary aquaplane crash


Driving too fast on rain-drenched roads can be very dangerous, as this new dash cam footage of a car crash in Oklahoma all-too-clearly shows.
Insurers call for clampdown on salvaged car loopholes

Insurers call for salvaged car loophole clampdown


Insurers have called for the rules on written-off cars to be changed to prevent unsafe salvaged vehicles entering the used car market.

The safest new cars of 2019 (updated)


2019 has been a stellar year for new car safety. Of the models that have been tested so far, only one hasn't been awarded the full five stars.
Automatic speed limiters? Bring them on

Opinion: Automatic speed limiters? Bring them on


New cars will, within three years, be fitted with automatic speed limiters. And that's a good thing, argues Will Dron.
Automatic speed limiters for new cars approved by European Commission

Automatic speed limiters for new cars approved


All new cars will automatically adhere to speed limits on public roads within the next three years under new EU rules.
Women more likely to be injured in a crash? Not in a Volvo, car maker claims

Women more vulnerable in a crash? Not in a Volvo


A Volvo engineer has claimed that women who drive its cars are no more likely than men to be killed or sustain serious injuries in a crash.

Lanyard wearers at risk from airbag injuries


Motorists who wear lanyards when they're driving could be at risk of being seriously injured by them in a car crash, police in Devon say.
Don’t like our 112mph speed cap? You didn’t like seatbelts, either, says Volvo

Volvo: Speed cap? Seatbelts weren't loved, either


One of Volvo's safety chiefs has compared the negative reactions to its 112mph speed limit with the response to mandatory seatbelts.
Volvo cars to detect drunk drivers and autonomously pull over

Volvo cars to detect drunk drivers


Drink driving could be impossible in future Volvos with the introduction of tech that will detect intoxicated drivers and take over control.

Study finds day you are most likely to crash car


A study by the leasing firm LeasePlan claims to have found the day of the week you're most likely to have a crash in your car.