Euro NCAP ratings - fleet driver safety with Fleet News
Fleet are increasingly mandating Euro NCAP as the safety standard for cars and their drivers, they add to their options lists with most opting for a minimum of four or five stars.
As a business, you have a duty of care to your employees to make sure the cars they drive for work are as safe as possible. Driver safety is very important and in this section you can find out the Euro NCAP score for every car on the market today. Use the information when deciding which manufacturers and which models you wish to allow on your choice lists.
There are two files. The first, for cars pre-2009, assesses cars on three criteria: occupant protection, child protection and pedestrian protection.
Each is rated out of five. You can list cars in order of safety rating, choosing only five-star models, or you can rank then by test date or by manufacturer. You can also compare cars by sector, for instance measuring the safety ratings of all superminis.
Euro NCAP changed its ratings system in 2009, so for all cars launched during and since 2009, there is just one overall rating. Again, you can compare cars by star rating and by model and make.
Euro NCAP not only tests a car’s crashworthiness, it also takes into account safety equipment, including avoidance aids such as electronic stability control.
The safety body is constantly adding new elements to its tests as technology improves and manufacturers develop new systems.
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