The opinions expressed in the studies are those of the consultant and do not necessarily represent the position of the Commission.
Safety ratings in use today are objective tools for the assessment and improvement of aspects of the safety of vehicles, the road network, work-related road safety and international safety performance.
Safety ratings either predict safety outcomes for given designs or provide a retrospective assessment based on crash data. Different safety rating systems currently in use provide an impartial means of assessing the relative performance of:
Ratings for safety equipment (e.g. for child restraints NPACS and crash helmets) are currently under development.