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Top ten safety devices revealed

ANTI-LOCK braking systems, airbags and even speed cameras are included in a list of the top ten best car safety inventions over the past 50 years.

Seatbelts top the poll of more than 1,100 motorists and speed cameras came 10th.

The study was carried out by Avon Tyres, whose product planning manager, Malcolm Jones, said: ‘The average car may be significantly faster since seatbelts became compulsory, but manufacturers are forever pushing the boundaries to deliver safer cars.’

Top ten safety innovations

1. Seatbelts
2. ABS (anti-lock brake system)
3. Airbags
4. Cat’s eyes
5. Crumple zones
6. 3-point centre seatbelts (rear)
7. Traction control
8. Side impact protection
9. Emergency braking system
10. Speed cameras

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