On the roads, safety is paramount and if you are a careful driver, safety will be your number one priority when looking for a new car.
Euro NCAP crash test cars and give a top 10 rating of the safest cars to drive; they look at four key areas which are adult occupant protection, child occupation protection, safety assistance systems and pedestrian protection. The scores for each category are added together and given a star rating out of 5; the cars in the list below are the top safety cars on the market today:
Volvo V40 Hatchback
Rated the ‘Best Small Family Car’, the Volvo is famous for being rigid on its safety measures and the V40 is no exception. With an automatic braking system that will stop the car if there is a potential collision and a bonnet that pops up to minimise impact and injury, it has been topped as the safest car to drive for families. It has also been given a rating of 4.3/5 by car owners themselves and, even though it has a high price, it is completely worth every penny.
Given the status of ‘Safest Small MPV’, the Ford B-Max was given 5* by Euro NCAP for safety. For owners, it was awarded 4.3/5 due to the fact that it is easy to drive and cheap to run as well as the safety features of six airbags and skid prevention technology. There is also an option to purchase the Active City Stop feature which, just like the Volvo V40, will automatically stop the car if a collision is imminent.
Vauxhall Mokka SUV
Given a whopping 4.4/5 by owners, the Vauxhall Mokka SUV has been branded spacious with great off road capabilities. It has been awarded 5* by Euro NCAP due to its traction control, electronic stability, hill-descent control and hill-start assistance.
Ford Kuga SUV
If you are in the market for a safe SUV that is spacious, economical and good value for money, then the Ford Kuga is the one for you. Rated 4.3/5 by owners, it is comes with air-conditioning, cruise control, a heated front windscreen, a USB port and a Bluetooth phone connection as standard, as well as an electronic system to help prevent skids. Ford can also can fit a Ford’s City safety system, which, just like the B-Max, will brake automatically if the car is in danger of colliding with another car.
Safety is generally a necessity with most things, but more so with cars. Keeping your family car-safe should be a number one priority for you. Cars can become increasingly unsafe and a danger on the roads and so, when this is the case, the best option is to scrap it; this ensures that no one else’s safety is put at risk. Companies such as BMS Salvage offer a price for your unsafe car and can come and collect it from anywhere in the UK as well as making sure that the necessary paper work is dealt with correctly and efficiently.
By scrapping your car in this way, you can be sure that you and other members of the public are completely safe and sound.