Global NCAP Requests Carmakers To Meet Basic Safety Standards By 2020

Global NCAP Requests CarmakersGlobal NCAP recently announced its call to action for automobile manufacturers to work toward democratization of safety for all cars worldwide. The organization revealed that millions of new cars, which are sold to both low-income and middle-income countries, have failed to meet the basic safety standards of the United Nations. Such standards, were not met for side- impact and frontal-impact collisions. Global NCAP is urging manufacturers to meet these basic safety standards by 2020.

Road traffic crashes are on track to become the fifth leading cause of death by 2030, if no action is taken. “Over one million people die and 20-50 million people are severely injured from road traffic crashes around the world every year, making road traffic injuries the eighth leading cause of preventable death,” according to Global NCAP.

This latest news brings awareness to the lack of safety improvements in low-income economies. High-income economies have reduced the number of accident fatalities through legislation and consumer awareness campaigns. On the other hand, such measures are not present in burgeoning, low-income economies. Global NCAP Chairman, Max Mosley, finds the discrepancy in safety improvement standards unacceptable. There are calls for manufacturers to put an end to “mistreating” millions of customers in terms of life-saving standards of occupant protection. Mosley presented at the U.N., during the launch of Global NCAP’s policy report, entitled “Democratizing Car Safety: Road Map for Safer Cars 2020.”

Global NCAP Requests Carmakers To Meet Basic Safety Standards By 2020 Global NCAP also notes that the drive for the democratization of car safety must be extended across all automotive markets worldwide. The organization wants all new cars to meet basic standards for both crash avoidance and crash protection by 2020. This goal requires implementation of electronic stability control, airbags and crumple zones. The new report highlights ten recommendations, which could transform global car safety.

The Global NCAP’s policy recommendations states that governments and the insurance industry should provide fiscal incentives and encourage faster deployment of new, safety technologies.

Global NCAP also highlights that the automotive industry should cease the practice of bundling safety features. Instead, they suggest making available the full range of safety design and devices in all major markets. The report recommends that manufacturers improve their reporting to include data on applied safety standards.

The Automobile Recall & Defect Attorneys of Nadrich & Cohen, LLP, applaud the efforts of the NCAP in working to make cars safer for everyone. To download the Democratising Car Safety: Road Map for Safer Cars 2020 report click here.

Learn More...

September 7, 2018

Injuries Involved in 2-Car Accident at Cajalco Road and Una Street

1 Person Trapped, Injured in Perris Accident...

September 12, 2018

Hit and Run Accident on 805 Freeway Causes Minor Injuries

Several Injured in 3-Car Crash in San Diego...

October 6, 2009

Drivers and Bus Company Sued Over Automobile Accident

The Philadelphia Daily News reported on a lawsuit filed against SEPTA, Maria Van...

Do I Have A Case?

We offer free consultation. No office visit required, we will get back to you within 24 hours.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.


What can we do for you?

  • Answer your legal question.
  • Provide a Free Case Evaluation.
  • Schedule an appointment.


Choose Us?

  • Available 24/7
  • Trusted Since 1990
  • Local to You
  • Recovered $350,000,000
  • 5 Star Reviews
  • Free Case Evaluation
  • VIP Service
  • No Win, No Fee

Latest Law Post

October 15, 2019

Zantac Recalled In All Markets

GlaxoSmithKline said on October 8, 2019 that it was recalling their popular heartburn medication Zantac in all markets as a precaution. This comes mere days after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found “unacceptable” levels of the carcinogen NDMA in the medicine.

October 2, 2019

Hidden FDA Database Concealed Reports of Surgical Stapler Malfunctions

A hidden FDA database of medical device failures was shut down in June 2019. The database contains medical device reports submitted to the FDA via its Alternative Summary Reporting Program from 1999 to 2019. Reports which were sent to this database were not, until recently, made public. The Alternative Summary Reporting Program is a non-public database, unlike the FDA’s MAUDE database which publicly logs medical device failures or defects for public review.


We are Personal Injury Lawyers representing accident victims throughout California.
For 30 years, the law firm of Nadrich & Cohen, LLP has helped injury victims
obtain the compensation they deserve.