The combined growth of motorization and especially multi-motorization is driving a strong growth in the household fleet. The household fleet continues to grow, reaching 37.9 million vehicles on 2021.

In 2020, the household motorization rate is estimated at 86.2%, i.e.the highest ever recorded. This figure has been on the rise since 2015 and especially driven by multi-motorized households (with at least 2 cars), up 2 points over the same period. Active safety brings together all the elements that make it possible to avoid the accident. It has particularly developed over the past fifteen years thanks to new technologies allowing the deployment driving aids. These are based on the presence of increasingly efficient on-board sensors: cameras, radars, lidars.

For non-motorized households, the reasons mentioned remain essentially the lack of a driving license and the absence of real need. The rate of non-motorized households drops for the fifth consecutive year to reach 13.8%.

Equipment designed to protect occupants in the event of an accident, known as passive safety, is constantly improving. The ability of vehicles to protect their passengers is measured in crash tests: the vehicle structure must allow the energies released during the impact to be dispersed while preserving the passenger compartment and limiting intrusion.

Since 92 % of accidents are caused by human error, new technologies offer significant scope for progress in road safety.

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