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Whiplash Safety

7 May 2008

Volvo continues to be on top in whiplash safety after achieving high scores across its model range in the latest whiplash ratings by the UK’s Motor Insurance Repair Research Centre, Thatcham¹.

All models in the Volvo range feature WHIPS as standard. WHIPS reduces acceleration forces on the neck during a rear-end accident by about a half. In the event of an accident, the entire backrest moves rearwards to reduce the strain on the occupant’s back and neck. Then, when their back has been safely restrained by the backrest, it inclines backwards in order to reduce the force that would otherwise throw their head forwards.

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