Prince Michael Safety Award for Euro NCAPWhich?-founded crash tests win international award

20 November 2009

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Euro NCAP has received an International Road Safety Award from His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent.

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The Prince Michael Special International Award for Innovation was presented to Euro NCAP during a ‘Make Roads Safe - a Call for a Decade of Action for Road Safety Campaign’ conference taking place in Moscow on 19 November.

It was presented by His Royal Highness in recognition of the organisation’s ‘outstanding achievement in accelerating the introduction of safer cars to European roads’. Euro NCAP was founded in 1997, with European consumer organisations such as Which? heavily involved in creating the new crash-test standards.

Saving lives

Prince Michael described Euro NCAP as ‘instrumental in designing and implementing innovative programmes that save so many lives’.

Accepting the award on behalf of Euro NCAP, Secretary General Dr Michiel van Ratigen said: ‘We are delighted to accept this reward, which recognises Euro NCAP’s work in ensuring our testing programme remains current and up-to-date with the latest safety technologies. It makes us all very proud and our hard work worthwhile.’

A new, tougher Euro NCAP ratings scheme for car safety was introduced earlier this year. To read about the latest Euro NCAP tests, visit our website. 


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