The system is designed as a 'first line of defence' against violent behaviour. It is activated by pressing a 'panic button' which sounds a 120 decibel siren and causes the hazard lights to flash. A loud voice message shouts: 'Help, driver under attack, call the police.'
Detective sergeant Ian Holt, crime reduction officer at Thames Valley Police, said: 'Honda's initiative will no doubt make a valuable contribution to making a more crime resistant and safer vehicle.
'The product will, hopefully, lead to a reduction in the number of motoring incidents that may have previously resulted in an assault and give vulnerable drivers valuable peace of mind. It will also help prevent a number of incidents whereby drivers, particularly of high value vehicles, may become a target of criminal attacks in order to steal their car.'
Thames Valley Police has issued these tips to beat road rage: