nounMotor Racing , 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
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- To reinforce safety for all Championship rallies run on asphalt, safety cars will be permitted to cover one passage of every special stage.
- There were quite a few safety cars and cars going off; a lot of debris and a lot of restarts.
- The race was twice delayed by safety cars after initial laps that resembled more a demolition derby than a Grand Prix.