Can I turn off lane keep assist?

I read today Judith Ridgers question on a replacement for an Outlander PHEV. I had one of the last of these and there was no lane assist. I replaced it with a Renault Astral which does have it but it can be switched on or off. It remains in the chosen state until the driver decides otherwise . So my question is what is the regulation referred to when Andrew says it has to turn on automatically when a car is restarted?

Asked on 2 April 2024 by ocres

Answered by Andrew Brady
Most new cars are tested by independent crash test experts, Euro NCAP, and given a safety rating out of five. To be in with the best chance of achieving a maximum rating, lane support systems need to be fitted as standard without the ability to be turned off permanently.

See the below quote from the NCAP safety assist collision avoidance protocol:

"To be eligible for scoring points in ELK [Emergency Lane Keeping], the ELK part of the LSS system needs to be default ON at the start of every journey and deactivation of the system should not be possible with a momentary single push on a button."

You can read the requirements in full here:
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