The 2022-2023 Global NCAP Fleet Safety Guide and Safer Vehicle Purchasing Policy is now available. Download the full guide below.


For many businesses, driving for work purposes is one of the greatest risks faced by their employees. Careful management of the way fleets are driven, maintained and purchased will save lives and reduce the costs of road crashes. Ensuring safer fleet purchasing decisions will not only help safeguard the safety of their staff, but also help accelerate the global uptake of safe vehicles and contribute to the United Nations (UN) Second Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030 target to achieve at least a 50% reduction in road fatalities and injuries by 2030.

To assist fleet managers in making safer vehicle purchasing decisions, Global NCAP has revised and further developed this important guide. It provides recommendations on vehicle selection using NCAP ‘five star’ ratings and identifies the most important UN safety standards for passenger cars. Importantly, the guide also now includes recommendations for commercial vehicle categories and motorcycles.

Commercial vehicles have a high level of usage and tend to lag behind passenger vehicles in safety and the fitment of crash avoidance technologies. The surge in demand for delivery services, especially during COVID-related lockdowns, has seen a rise in the number of commercial vans on the road and it is vital that these vehicles are as safe as possible to protect both those inside and outside of them. Motorcycle use is growing globally and for commercial services. Fleet managers should, therefore, also opt for machines that are fitted with proven life-saving technologies such as anti-lock brakes.

This practical guide shows how fleet managers can apply ‘five star’ ratings and the most important regulations when selecting their vehicle fleet. By adopting Global NCAP’s recommendations, organisations will ensure that their purchase decisions meet best practice in safety management and make an important contribution to the UN Decade of Action.

– DAVID WARD Executive President Global NCAP