Volvos trucks come equipped with features that make them as safe as possible

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If it is possible to own a word, Volvo owns the word Safety. It’s who we are. It is built into our brand heritage and culture. It’s a significant part of the Volvo DNA.

Zero accidents

More than 1.2 million people die each year on the world’s roads. That’s 3,400 every day. Or 10 full passenger planes.

It’s our job to protect those who drive our trucks. And to protect those around them. Our vision, which isn’t too far off, is that no Volvo Truck will be involved in an accident.

The more we know, the safer you are

They’re on call 24/7. And have been since 1969. Our accident research team investigate accidents where the driver or passenger of a Volvo Truck is injured in a traffic accident.

They establish why the accident happened. They work out if it could have been avoided. And they use the information to help us improve truck safety.

The data collected from accident sites is not only used to make our trucks safer. We also share it, so it contributes to national and international research on traffic safety.

Saving lives for more than 50 years

Our trucks come equipped with features that make them as safe as possible. One of these, in particular, continues to save more lives than any other. It’s one you’re familiar with. We’re talking about the seatbelt.

The three-point seatbelt was launched as a standard feature in our vehicles in 1959. This humble and yet remarkable invention then became Volvo’s gift to the world.

Around half of all fatalities involving trucks could be avoided with the use of a seatbelt. It’s vital that every new generation of drivers understands how important a safety feature it is.

Because saving lives is more important to us than anything else.

Activating Night Mode

By activating night mode, drivers can instantly switch off all unnecessary dashboard backlights. The result is less glare and distractions in the driver’s field of vision, and enhanced visibility of the road ahead. It is just one of many safety features developed by us in our continuous efforts to improve traffic safety and the working conditions for drivers, and achieve our zero accidents vision.

Our test facility is one of the most advanced in the world.

Testing, testing

Our test facility is one of the most advanced in the world. And is used to test everything from crumple zones to the coffee maker.

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