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It's Official: SUVs Are Safer Than Cars (Well, Mostly)

It's Official: SUVs Are Safer Than Cars (Well, Mostly)

If you drive an SUV, you know that part of their allure is the feeling of safety they provide. Even compact SUVs can seem studier than their shorter, svelter car cousins. But studies haven't supported that impression of safety with facts -- until now. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has... read more

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Teen driving

LaHood: Distracted Driving ‘An Epidemic In America’

When looking at traffic-fatality figures, there’s some good and some bad: The good is that, as we reported last week, U.S. traffic fatalities dropped in 2009, to the lowest... read more September 21, 2010 by  0

2011 Ford Fiesta IIHS crash tests

U.S. Highway Fatalities Lowest Since 1950--Fewer Injuries, Too

Despite covering more miles, we're staying safer as a nation of motorists, bikers, and commuters. Distilled to their simplest, that's what federal officials have found with... read more September 10, 2010 by  2

Dodge Charger Police Car

Traffic Fatalities Up For Police Officers, Down For Everyone Else

Today's vehicles provide much better occupant protection than those of three decades ago. And we've also made tremendous progress in making our roads a bit safer, and in... read more August 3, 2010 by  10

Infiniti Lane Departure Warning (LDW)

IIHS: Avoidance Systems Could Cut Fatal Crashes By One-Third

One in three fatal crashes and one of every five serious or moderate injury crashes in passenger vehicles could have been prevented if the vehicle had been equipped with... read more May 25, 2010 by  1

Teen driving

Teen Girls Say They Drive Faster Than Boys And Text More Too

Teenage boys are the most dangerous drivers on the road. Right? Well, they still have higher accident rates than teenage girls. But in a new survey, the girls say they speed... read more May 17, 2010 by  8

Fatalities per mile driven by age, from, DoT data analyzed by IIHS

Teen Drivers Die In Crashes. Old Folks Too. Who's Feared Most?

Did you see the recent Hyundai ad that touts the safety of its new 2011 Sonata by playing on your fear of out-of-control teens behind the wheel? It cites the statistic that 3... read more May 10, 2010 by  5


One More For The Road: Wisconsin Flunks Sobriety Test

Anyone who's ever driven across Wisconsin on its beautiful two-laners knows that in many areas you're more likely to find a rural tavern than you are a church, or even a gas... read more April 6, 2010 by  17

Scenic road in Carmel, California

Reader's Digest Names Best, Worst, Deadliest American Roads

We may not hear as much from Reader's Digest now as we did in its heyday, but the company is still kicking, and its April issue features a survey of the best, worst, and... read more March 15, 2010 by  0


IIHS: Newer Frontal Airbags Compromising Protection?

We always think of safety features as progressing forward, but that isn't always the case. In a new research paper, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety suggests that... read more February 17, 2010 by  4


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