With over 7 million used cars sold every year in a market now worth £45 billion, second-hand car sales outstrip new car sales by three to one.
But does buying second-hand compromise safety – and do we know what technology can keep us and communities safer?
A new study from Co-op Insurance shows more than half of car buyers didn’t ask about any safety features on their current motor and just 4% placed car safety at the top of their buying criteria.
Huge advances have been made to the driver, passenger and pedestrian safety, yet less than one in 10 asked about star ratings when buying their last car.
As part of their commitment to important community issues Co-op Insurance have teamed up with Thatcham – the UK’s official crash test centre - to devise a formula ranking Britain’s safest affordable used cars, providing unique insight into choosing the safest car for your family and improving road safety in local communities.
So which car won the Safest Second Hand Car award?
Here to tell us more and explain what we should look out for is motoring journalist Quentin Wilson and Mike Bristow from the Brake Road Safety Charity.