13 Feb 2014
Global NCAP joins Economist discussion on road safety

The Economist has joined the discussion of vehicle safety standards in emerging markets. The influential international magazine has published a letter from Global NCAP’s secretary general David Ward explaining the role that vehicle safety standards must play in the development of new vehicle markets. SIR — Your leader on what to do about the rise in road deaths in the developing world was wrong to suggest that “strict vehicle standards are pricey” (“Reinventing the wheel”, January 25th). Vehicle safety is affordable and more achievable than ever before. The UN has a framework of minimum safety standards, including front and side crash