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

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 newly released 2009 injury and fatality data. That's for 2009—it takes a while to crunch all the data, gathered through... read more

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seatbelt wearer

New Backseat Seatbelt Rules Close A Loophole In Some States

Most states now require adults, as well as kids in back, to be buckled up. But it's a little-known fact, to some motorists, that some of these laws don't apply to adults in... read more August 20, 2010 by 


 
2011 Kia Sportage

2011 Kia Sportage: An IIHS Top Safety Pick

The 2011 Kia Sportage has been recognized as one of the safest new vehicles on the market; it's earned Top Safety Pick status from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety... read more August 18, 2010 by 


 
Pedestrians: Small children walking across an intersection

Wrong Place, Wrong Time: NYC Data Provides Tips For Pedestrians

Don't take the sidewalk on the left side of the street; be especially careful in the evening hours; and you might want to skip the intersection entirely. Those are among the... read more August 17, 2010 by 


 
2011 Infiniti M37

2011 Cadillac CTS, 2011 Infiniti M Earn 'Top Safety Pick' Status

If you're limiting your luxury sedan search only to the safest models on the market, you have two new options. The 2011 Cadillac CTS and the 2011 Infiniti M37 and M56 have... read more August 12, 2010 by 


 
2010 Cadillac SRX

2010 Cadillac SRX Named A Top Safety Pick

The 2010 Cadillac SRX—the luxury brand's mid-size crossover utility vehicle—has been named an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick. A top score... read more August 5, 2010 by 


 
2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart Sportback

2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Aces New Roof Test, Named Top Safety Pick

The 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart is quick, nimble, and fun to drive, as we reported last week in a comparison with the new 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX. That said, it might... read more July 23, 2010 by 


 
Car pool

Barbecuers Beware: July 4 Is The Deadliest Day For Drivers

On an average day in the U.S. of A., 114 people die in auto-related accidents. On July 4, the number jumps to around 148. That's not especially surprising: as a holiday, July... read more July 2, 2010 by 


 
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2011 Grand Cherokee A Top Safety Pick; Crosstour 'Disappointing'

Depending on which utility vehicle you choose, you might be getting vastly different degrees of roof protection in the event of a rollover. That's the surprising result of... read more June 2, 2010 by  1


 
2011 Toyota Sienna Limited

2011 Toyota Sienna, Avalon Named IIHS Top Safety Picks

Toyota's seen a lot of scrutiny in recent months for its numerous safety-related recalls. But it should also be commended for earning top marks for occupant protection. In... read more May 25, 2010 by  3


 
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


 
IIHS crash images from LSV and minitruck tests

IIHS Report: Low-Speed Vehicles & Public Roads Are A Dangerous Combination

At first, you'd see them scooting around college campuses or large factories. Then retirees and the gated-community set hopped onboard. Now, low-speed vehicles and their more... read more May 20, 2010 by  1


 
Fatalities per mile driven by age, from FiveThirtyEight.com, 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


 
2011 Chevrolet Cruze

2011 Chevrolet Cruze Makes The Global Safety Honor Roll

Small-car safety especially has come a long way. And while, by driving a smaller, lighter vehicle you'll still be at a disadvantage in certain situations, some of today's... read more April 23, 2010 by 


 
2010 Kia Forte

2010 Kia Forte Retested, Named An IIHS Top Safety Pick

The 2010 Kia Forte is one of our best-rated small cars here at TheCarConnection.com, and it just earned another accolade: Top Safety Pick. The Insurance Institute for Highway... read more April 20, 2010 by 


 
2010 Toyota 4Runner Limited

Infiniti M, Lexus HS 250h, Toyota 4Runner Ace IIHS Crash Tests

From the latest round of crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, three models that are all-new this year have been given excellent ratings for... read more March 9, 2010 by  10


 
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