Car Safety Guide – What is the NCAP Frontal Impact Test?

When choosing the make and model of your car, the safety of the vehicle should be a priority. NCAP provides consumers with a number of tests designed to measure a car’s performance should you be the victim of an accident on the road. The NCAP Frontal Impact Test uses dummies in the front of the vehicle to represent passengers and assesses the protection the car will give should there be frontal impact. The car subjected to the test is driven at 64 km/h into a solid block in order to represent two cars impacting at speeds of 55 km/h. Readings are taken from the dummies to show which areas of the body are most protected and which areas require more protection from this type of crash. As frontal impact crashes are the most common type of vehicle accident, the NCAP test helps consumers to decide which vehicle is safest in the event of such an incident. Although the test is helpful, accidents on the road can still cause serious injuries to those involved.

Accidents on the road

Vehicle accidents can be the result of bad weather conditions, tired drivers, animals on the road or general carelessness while driving. A frontal impact crash with another vehicle or with an inanimate object can be fatal or can cause very serious injuries therefore it is essential to ensure that your car provides some form of protection against this kind of accident. An accident may be someone else’s fault entirely, whether it is because someone was driving under the influence or whether it is because the driver was using a mobile phone while on the road. There are many reasons that potential accidents can happen but if it is someone else’s fault then you can call Accident Advice Helpline to make a claim.

Road traffic accident claims

If you have had a road traffic accident or were a passenger who was the victim of an accident, you can give Accident Advice Helpline a call. Our lines are free and open 24/7 so you can call us as soon as the incident occurred and receive no-obligation advice. If the accident was someone else’s fault or there is evidence of negligence then we can begin making a compensation claim on your behalf to help you financially after a road traffic accident or injury. We operate under a no win, no fee* policy so you have nothing to lose by making your claim.

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