In the event of an accident or blockage on the race circuit the safety car will be sent out in front of the lead car to slow down and control the cars still on track until the debris can be cleared.
The car that drives out in front of Formula One cars during the formation lap. The safety car is also used in safety situations, for example after accidents, to bring the cars into formation and prevent further incidents. The safety car has been used in Formula One since 1992.
The car sent through the stage fifteen minutes before the rally begins to warn spectators of the arrival of the World Rally Cars.
The course vehicle that is called from the pits to run in front of the leading car in the race in the event of a problem that requires the cars to be slowed.
A non-racing vehicle that runs in front of the leading racecar when there is a problem that requires the cars to be slowed.
The course vehicle that is use to run in front of the leading car in the race in the event of a problem that requires the cars to be slowed. e.g. a car has stopped on a section that could cause an accident, the safety car will lead the field around until the marshals remove the car.
In auto racing, a safety car (known in America as the pace car) is a car which limits the speed of competing cars on a racetrack in the case of a major accident or obstruction on the track.