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Approximately 25% of accidents are caused by the driver incorrectly estimating the
speed of his or her vehicle (source: LAB*).
Only 60% of drivers brake sufficiently hard for the ABS system to switch on in an
emergency situation (source: LAB*).
If all cars on the market were fitted with System for Restraint and Protection (SRP),
a 30% reduction would be achieved in the number of people killed and seriously injured
in road accidents (source: LAB*).
When a child aged less than nine months is properly strapped into a seat with the
back facing the direction of travel, the risk of serious injury is reduced by 88%
(source: Prévention Routière).
Since 2000, Renault’s international ‘Safety for All’ programme has reached over
10 million children and young people in 23 countries.
Emergency brake assist would reduce the number of road injuries by 10% and save
the lives of 3,000 people in Europe, including 300 pedestrians (source: LAB*).
Accident studies show that 40% of road deaths occur in accidents that involve loss
of control of the vehicle (source: LAB*).
If all vehicles were fitted with ESC, road deaths would fall by 16% and injuries
by 10% (source: LAB*).
In addition to the driving enjoyment it provides, the Four Control chassis with
four-wheel steering makes avoidance manoeuvres safer and more reassuring.
In 2010 Renault won the Safety Award from Fleet World recognising the improvements in safety for vans.
* LAB: the Accident Analysis, Biomechanics and Human Behaviour Laboratory of PSA
Peugeot-Citroën and Renault.