Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Hybrid Owners Safer In Crashes, More Dangerous To Pedestrians
Hybrid Owners Safer In Crashes, More Dangerous To Pedestrians

We have good news and bad news for hybrid owners. First, the good news: a new study from the Highway Loss Data Institute indicates that you're less likely to be injured in a crash. Why? It's mostly a question of weight. Hybrids are about 10% heavier than their conventional counterparts, thanks...Read More»

2012 Chrysler Town & Country
2012 Chrysler Town & Country, 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Are Top Safety Picks

If you're in the market for a minivan, you might want to test out the 2012 Chrysler Town & Country and the 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan. Both have just been named "Top Safety Picks" by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. To earn the title of "Top Safety Pick", a vehicle has to earn a rating...Read More»

booster seat with good fit  -  IIHS
Child Booster Seats: Which Are Best, Which To Avoid?

Protecting your child in the family car should always be a top parental priority and this includes the transition from infant to convertible to booster child safety seats. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has just released new evaluations of booster seats that should be required...Read More»

2011 GMC Yukon
SUVs Safer, Less Likely To Kill Others In Crashes, Study

Everyone knows that if you’re involved in a crash with an SUV and you’re in a smaller passenger car, your likelihood of serious injury or death is higher, right? Well, the laws of physics still do prevail, but a new study, found via TheCarConnection shows that, thanks to safety...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic
2012 Chevrolet Sonic Subcompact Nabs IIHS Top Safety Pick

Small car fans, we have some good news: the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic has aced the full battery of safety tests from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. As a result, the IIHS has dubbed the Sonic a "Top Safety Pick". To earn that prize, the Sonic had to perform well in four IIHS crash tests...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic. Photo by Joe Nuxoll
2012 Chevrolet Sonic Earns Top Safety Pick

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has just named the all-new 2012 Chevrolet Sonic small sedan and hatchback a Top Safety Pick. The Sonic, which replaces the outgoing Chevy Aveo, won the top ratings across the board in the Institute’s safety evaluations, which include front, side...Read More»

2012 Audi A6
2012 Audi A6 Nabs Top Safety Pick Award

Yesterday, we told you that the 2012 Volkswagen Passat received a Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Now comes word that the Passat's upscale cousin, the 2012 Audi A6, has earned the same accolade. Like the Passat, the Audi A6 scored a rating of "good' in four...Read More»

2011 Volvo XC60
Mid-Size SUVs With Forward Collision Avoidance Systems

Families looking to buy vehicles with safety features that pay off may want to take a good look at mid-size SUVs offering forward collision avoidance systems. Volvo XC60 The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has just recognized the Volvo XC60 luxury mid-size crossover SUV’s City...Read More»

Red-Light Camera, Photo Radar by Derek Jensen
Red-Light Cameras Favored in 14 U.S. Cities, Says IIHS Survey

Red light cameras have been a hot topic ever since they were introduced a decade ago as a safety measure. Some drivers hate them and, if given a chance, vote down any referendum seeking to put them in use. Others may or may not think red light cameras can save lives. But the Insurance Institute for...Read More»

Booster seat with good fit - IIHS
Five Things Your Child Needs To Stay Safe In The Car

Protecting your child in the car should take precedence over anything else on your mind. With all the distractions and pressing responsibilities, parents need to get down to basics. Here are five things your child needs to stay safe in the car. A child car seat or booster seat of proper size. All...Read More»

2011 Saab 9-5
2011 Saab 9-5, 2011-2012 Volkswagen CC Earn IIHS Top Safety Pick

And the news just keeps on coming – about vehicles earning Top Safety Pick designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The latest to achieve this top-tier safety status are two family luxury cars: the 2011 Saab 9-5 large sedan, and the mid-size 2011-2012 Volkswagen CC...Read More»

2011 Ford Edge
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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