The road safety charity Brake, official crash test org Thatcham and Co-op Insurance have put together a video to reveal the first ever Top 10 Safest Used Cars.
The video is designed to give drivers everything they need when choosing the safest car for their families whilst improving road safety in local communities.
Over 7 million used cars are sold every year in the UK in a market now worth £45 billion. Within this, second-hand car sales outstrip new car sales by three to one – making their safety features incredibly important.
But do we as drivers consider safety when buying second-hand? Research suggests not, with more than half of car buyers didn’t ask any questions about safety features on their current motor and only 4% say they placed car safety at the top of their buying criteria.
Over the years, huge technological advances have been made to driver, passenger and pedestrian safety – which is measured by Thatcham research – yet less than one in 10 asked about the safety star rating when buying their car.
The Co-op is committed to community issues and so have teamed up with Thatcham – the UK’s official crash test centre – to devise a formula ranking Britain’s safest used cars, giving drivers everything they need when choosing the safest car for their families whilst improving road safety in local communities.