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.

Fiat Panda scores zero stars in crash test


The Fiat Panda Panda has been awarded one of the worst scores in Euro NCAP crash test history, with a zero-star safety rating.

Black boxes to be standard equipment on new cars


All new cars may be required to be fitted with a 'black box' data recorder, as part of European Union measures to improve road safety.

Dutch cyclist narrowly avoids being hit by train


A cyclist in The Netherlands had a very lucky escape, after nearly being struck by a passenger train on a level crossing.
SEAT Cristobal concept to improve road safety

Can the SEAT Cristobal cut road deaths by 40%?


When a Spanish minister’s son died in a car crash, local car giant SEAT vowed to create a car so safe it would eliminate road deaths.
Optometrists call for mandatory eye tests for drives every 10 years

Call for mandatory eye tests for drivers


The Association of Optometrists has called for drivers to take mandatory eye tests every 10 years to ensure they're fit to return to the road.
One in eight motorists admit to having fallen asleep while driving

One in eight have fallen asleep while driving


A survey has found 13% of drivers have nodded off when driving — prompting the AA to launch an awareness campaign on the dangers of drowsiness.

'Dutch Reach' technique added to Highway Code


The 'Dutch Reach' method, which forces drivers to be aware of traffic when they're opening a car door, will be added to the Highway Code.
Drivers reminded of dangers of loose objects after tablet computer kills toddler in crash

Tablet computer kills toddler in crash


Spanish police warned drivers not to carry loose objects in cars after the death of a three-year-old girl, who was struck in the face by a tablet
The Motor Awards 2018: Vote for the best Car Tech of the Year

Motor Awards: Vote for the best Car Tech


Voting is open in The Sunday Times Motor Awards 2018. Here is a rundown of the Car Tech of the Year contenders.