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2011 Honda CR-Z, Kia Soul, Mazda3: Not Quite Five-Star Safety

2011 Honda CR-Z, Kia Soul, Mazda3: Not Quite Five-Star Safety

As part of the latest round of crash-test results released by the federal government last week, two small-car models—the 2011 Kia Soul and 2011 Mazda3—earned a four-star rating overall, while the new Honda CR-Z hybrid received a three-star score. In the new federal frontal barrier test... read more

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Teen driving

Graduated Licensing: Does It Defer The Recklessness Of Youth?

While a decade or more ago, teens were dreaming of the day they'd turn 16, get their first wheels, and be more social, today's teens are already connected and social at all... read more September 16, 2010 by  0

IIHS tests Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs Smart Fortwo

Are Larger, Heavier Cars Safer Than Smaller, Lighter Ones?

Small cars are now offering some of the same safety equipment as larger cars: electronic stability control, side-curtain airbags, anti-lock brakes, and active headrests are... read more September 13, 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

Child in booster seat -- from IIHS instructional video

Child Booster Seats Are Improving, IIHS Finds

Have little ones too large for child seats but not large enough for a normal seatbelt fit? Research shows that the likelihood of injury is reduced significantly if booster... read more September 8, 2010 by  0

2011 Buick Regal

2011 Buick Regal: An IIHS Top Safety Pick

GM's new 2011 Buick Regal has earned the top safety accolade from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Its Top Safety Pick status confirms top scores in front... read more August 30, 2010 by  0

Semi trailer

Big-Rig Speed Limiters: Safer For Us All, Or Misguided Regulation?

Could we keep our highways safer as well as cut greenhouse gas emissions (and perhaps some of our reliance on foreign petroleum) all by placing a speed limiter on all the big... read more August 25, 2010 by  8

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  0

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  0

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  0

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  0

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  0

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  0

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  0

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


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