We are more accident prone across the Channel
Let's be honest. We love crossing the Channel to chase bargains on the continent and it appears that we are more accident prone there because of our ignorance of road laws. “There are 45 major differences in the road laws between member states in the EU and people are just not aware of them,” said GEM Chief Executive David Williams. “It is not just a matter of ‘driving on the wrong side of the road’ that many seem to believe.”
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Latest EuroNcap results
The EuroNcap has just released new results
- Fiat Stilo **** Test Scores: Front 11 (69%), side 15 (83%), 1 belt reminder. Overall 27. Pedestrian 8 (22%), child protection 37 (76%)
Strong, stable body for the Fiat which, strangely enough was tested 4 years only after its launch.
However, the driver undergoes high loads on his chest while legs are not so well protected. The Stilo offers good protection for children but not for pedestrians.
Fairly good on the whole.
- Dacia Logan *** Test Scores: Front 8 (50%), side 11 (61%). Overall 19, pedestrian 5 (14%) child protection 31 (63%) As expected, relatively poor results for the low-cost saloon made by Renault and badged Dacia, despite the fact it shares its platform with the new Clio. Feet and legs are at risk while side impact protection is notoriously feeble. However the structure remains quite steady.
- Renault Clio***** Test Scores: Front 14 (88%) , side 18 (100%) 1 belt reminder. Overall 33. Pedestrian 9 (25%), child protection 39 (80%).
Very strong performance for Renault’s new supermini, which offers a sound structure and protects children very well. On the other hand, it’s still dangerous for pedestrians.