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The Renault range includes 12 vehicles that have obtained the maximum score of five stars in Euro NCAP crash tests.
Laguna was the first car to be awarded the maximum 5-star Euro NCAP rating.
Renault's 'Safety for All' program was created to train and educate young people about road safety principles. Deployed in 20 countries in all continents, it has already reached 10 million young people.
Part of Renault's commitment to improving road safety involves preventing accidents before they happen. One way to achieve this is to enhance driver response using warning systems. Drivers can be alerted when they are not able to control their vehicle or when they are in a situation of potential danger. Prevention also includes assisting the driver in correctly anticipating risk situations and developing equipment that allows the driver to remain fully concentrated on the road ahead by performing auxiliary tasks automatically.
Vehicle handling and braking are key elements that enable the driver to react to difficult driving conditions or emergency situations. They form the basis of active safety and accident prevention.
In extreme situations, technological intervention may be required to compensate for driver errors. Renault develops a variety of advanced support systems to assist the driver in difficult or dangerous situations without removing control from the driver's hands.
Renault is committed to protecting the occupants in all situations. First, the structure of the vehicle protects occupants by absorbing most of the energy produced in an impact. This is made possible by a rigid cabin that functions as a survival cell, and also by the use of very-very-high-elastic limit (VVHEL) steels.
The remainder of the energy in an impact is absorbed by the retention systems in the cabin. Renault was the first manufacturer to introduce seatbelt load limiters in 1995, and controlled vent front airbags in 1997. Our rear passenger safety systems, including child safety systems, provide a very high standard of protection. And Renault's third-generation System for Restraint and Protection (SRP) remains unique on the market.
Child safety is a central element of extensive research at Renault. Appropriate protection systems, adapted to the shape and the size of children, can significantly reduce the risk of injury or death in a road accident. The security system includes several elements including Isofix child anchor points.
Beyond technical considerations, the Renault road safety awareness program includes a comprehensive strategy. The education of road users must be a priority, since drivers will always be the central element of road safety.
The International Safety for All programme addresses young children, adolescents and young drivers. It is the biggest road safety awareness operation ever run by a car manufacturer anywhere in the world.
Along with other major companies in the automotive industry and related fields, Renault is also a partner of the Global Road Safety Initiative (GRSI), which provides financial backing for road safety initiatives in emerging countries.