... you should always adopt an anticipatory style of driving and never let your concentration lapse. No matter how sophisticated seat belts and airbags are made, there's no such thing as a “risk-free” accident. Either for the van driver or for other road users.
Like their active safety equipment, the passive safety of Mercedes-Benz vans conforms to very high standards. Passive safety features are designed to prevent or minimise injury to both the vehicle's own occupants and other persons involved in an accident. The systems used by Mercedes-Benz include high-strength bodies, seat belt systems and airbags.
But Mercedes-Benz thinks even further ahead by working intensively on measures which are intended to mitigate the vehicle's occupants suffering further injury following an accident and expedite their rescue – this includes automatically shutting off the fuel supply, partially lowering the windows and the Mercedes-Benz Van "Rescue guidelines“.