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Safety and Security

The Ford Focus is the first car to win four Advanced Safety Rewards from Euro NCAP, the independent safety body. These awards are specifically for new safety technologies. The winning features are Driver Alert, Forward Alert (incorporated in Adaptive Cruise Control), Active City Stop and Lane Keeping Aid. The Focus was also recognised as ‘Best in Class’ in the ‘Small Family Car’ category, after achieving a 5-star crash rating and scoring highly in four key safety areas: adult occupant, child occupant, pedestrian and safety assistance. Now find out about the range of features that make the Focus itself safer and can also help you drive more safely.

Features shown on this page may only be available on selected models. Where available, these features may be optional extras at additional cost. For more info, download price list to view current ROI specifications.

Ford Focus Tyre Pressure System information

An early warning if a tyre is going flat

If any of your tyres starts to lose pressure during your journey, the Tyre Pressure Monitoring System warns you immediately if there’s a puncture by lighting up an icon on the instrument panel.

A Euro NCAP Advanced reward, for keeping you safe

Active City Stop, Lane Keeping Aid, Driver Alert and Forward Alert have received a Euro NCAP Advanced reward: the highest given by Europe’s leading independent safety organisation. The rewards recognise only the most advanced avoidance, crash and post-crash technologies available in a car.


To help avoid low speed collisions

The innovative Active City Stop helps the driver avoid a collision in slow-moving traffic or at speeds up to 50KPH. It does this by continually measuring the distance to the vehicle in front when it is within a near range. If the system detects the vehicle in front has unexpectedly reduced speed, it automatically applies the brakes.

Coordinated safety systems activate in a split-second

The Focus is equipped with an advanced Intelligent Protection System (IPS), which coordinates a series of safety systems to offer maximum protection for you and your passengers. 


IPS Safety for your Focus
Focus Control

Stay in control whatever the conditions

Electronic Stability Control constantly monitors your vehicle’s progress. It senses when a vehicle is losing grip and automatically applies a braking pulse to individual wheels, stabilising it. Using advanced sensors from the anti-lock braking and Traction Control System it monitors the behaviour of the vehicle.

Seat belt reminder system for added safety

This feature helps keep your rear passengers safe and secure, while you’re on the move. It gives you an audible and visual warning, if any of the seats in use don’t have their belts fastened.

Seat Belt Warning
Focus on the road

Advanced systems for more controlled braking

Anti-lock braking system (ABS) and electronic brake-force distribution combine to ensure that your braking is more controlled.