Forum highlights critical safety issues of quadricycles

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Significant safety problems with quadricycles revealed in Euro NCAP crash tests were recently highlighted at a meeting of the United Nations World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP29).

In 2014, Euro NCAP crash-tested four quadricycles available on the market in Europe. The results revealed critical safety problems with significantly lower levels of occupant protection than for passenger cars. With support from Global NCAP, another round of testing was carried out this year and included a further four models. The new results showed that “little progress has been made, with test findings as bad as they were two years ago”.

Based on their crash test findings, Euro NCAP has recommended that all quadricycles should be subject to baseline crash test safety regulation to ensure investment in safety by the quadricycle manufacturers.

More available in the 2016 issue of Crashtest Technology International.

November 25, 2016

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John joined UKi Media & Events in 2012 and has worked across a range of B2B titles within the company's automotive, marine and entertainment divisions. Currently editor of Automotive Testing Technology International, Crash Test Technology International and Electric & Hybrid Marine Technology International, John co-ordinates the day-the-day operations of each magazine, from commissioning and writing to editing and signing-off, as well managing web content. Aside from the magazines, John also serves as co-chairman of the annual Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards and can be found sniffing out stories throughout the halls of several of UKI's industry-leading expo events.

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