Making the world a safer place

Some people view safety as protecting drivers in an emergency. That is, however, only one part of the picture we see.

The safety of a Volvo truck is, of course, continuously and meticulously tested - in our laboratories, on test tracks and out on the roads where the trucks are in use.

But the fact that we have always managed to be at the frontline in safety work is not only thanks to our pioneering safety innovations. It's because our safety concept has evolved to encompass safety in a broader context: it comprises personal, family and business values as well.

In our view, safety is about people, about all of us, about you. As our founders put it, "An automobile carries, and is driven by, people. Safety is and must be the basic principle in all design work".

When we start to design a Volvo truck we approach safety from two major perspectives, Preventing Accidents and Reducing Injuries. Have a closer look at how we do this by using the menu to the right.