nounMotorsports , British
A car that drives ahead of competitors in temporarily hazardous conditions to control their speed: the safety car had to be deployed as track marshals cleared the circuit of the widely scattered debris
More example sentences
- The Frenchman's car was beached on the kerbs, prompting a call for the safety car.
- Lap three: The cars continue to make their way around the track behind the safety car.
- We had two formation laps, with the safety car leading the way.
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