Car Safety Guide – What is the NCAP Speed Assistance Systems Test?

Speeding is a common cause of road traffic accidents and can cause serious injuries to other drivers, passengers or pedestrians. Speed assistance systems are present to keep road users safe by keeping speeds at a certain level depending on where the motorist is driving. So, for example, a system may tell the driver what the current speed limit is, provide warnings when the driver of the vehicle goes above recommended speeds or it may prevent the vehicle from going above a certain speed. Some more advanced systems may have all of these functions. These systems are tested by the NCAP Speed Assistance Systems test which gives an indication of how well they perform. Systems are tested for the clarity of the warnings they give and how well they provide information to the driver without being distracting while on the road. Although these systems are designed to create safer roads, drivers must take some measure of responsibility to follow the information given and keep to safe driving speeds. Accidents still have the potential to happen, particularly when other motorists are not careful while driving.

Potential speeding accidents

Driving at high speeds in country roads or on roads where there are likely to be a lot of pedestrians can cause a serious accident. Animals may run into the road, the roads may not be well-lit or there could be a pedestrian walking onto the road at any time so it is important to be cautious and use the speed assistance system when appropriate. There are other drivers who may not take the same precautions which could cause a high impact crash. In the event of an accident that is caused by someone else, you could make an injury compensation claim for a road traffic accident. Accident Advice helpline can assist you with this.

Speeding and road traffic compensation

Accident Advice Helpline specialises in many areas, one of these being road traffic accident compensation. We also cover pedestrian accident compensation as well as many other car accident related claims. We work with a team of experts therefore, we can refer you to the relevant member of our team when you call us with your case. As we offer no-obligation advice and work under a no win, no fee* policy, you never have to worry about paying anything unless we win you a payout. Our number is free to call and lines are open 24 hours a day.

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