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09 Feb, 2017, 12:54 ET Allstate's Yager elected IIHS chairman

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is pleased to announce the election of Floyd M. Yager as the new chairman of its Board of Directors....


29 Dec, 2016, 08:00 ET New Year's Day is deadliest for alcohol-related crashes

New Year's evokes visions of celebrations and fresh beginnings, but unfortunately, the holiday has a more somber side when it comes to alcohol and...


22 Nov, 2016, 08:00 ET Rearview cameras reduce police-reported backing crashes

Rearview cameras, soon to be standard on all new vehicles, can be expected to prevent nearly 1 in 6 police-reported backing crashes, an Insurance...


28 Jul, 2016, 05:00 ET Turning off red light cameras costs lives, new research shows

 Red light camera programs in 79 large U.S. cities saved nearly 1,300 lives through 2014, researchers from the Insurance Institute for Highway...


04 Feb, 2016, 08:00 ET Teens get back in driver's seat as economy picks up

 Teenage drivers are returning to the roads, according to an analysis by the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI), an affiliate of the Insurance...


30 Dec, 2015, 10:00 ET 61 vehicles earn top IIHS safety ratings for 2016

  Nearly 50 vehicles meet tougher criteria for 2016 to take home a TOP SAFETY PICK+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety,...


14 Dec, 2015, 09:00 ET Stronger economy can be bad news for highway safety

 An analysis of federal crash statistics by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows how economic recessions and subsequent recoveries...


11 Sep, 2015, 00:01 ET IIHS dedicates expanded testing facility to focus on crash avoidance

 The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety began a new chapter Friday, opening an expanded testing facility that will enable it to evaluate...


01 Sep, 2015, 00:01 ET Speed cameras yield long-term safety benefits, IIHS study shows

A speed-camera program in a large community near Washington, D.C., has led to long-term changes in driver behavior and substantial reductions in...


22 Jan, 2015, 16:51 ET Rockingham Group's Menefee elected IIHS chairman

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is pleased to announce the election of W. Neal Menefee as the new chairman of its Board of Directors....


23 Dec, 2014, 15:00 ET The safest cars for 2015: More vehicles earn top honors from IIHS

The number of vehicles earning either of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's two awards has jumped to 71 from 39 this time last year,...


02 Oct, 2014, 10:00 ET Small overlap results for 3 large luxury cars run the gamut; Infiniti Q70 earns good rating, TOP SAFETY PICK+ award

Results for three large luxury cars put through the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's small overlap front test for the first time are a...


09 Jun, 2014, 10:30 ET Honda collision warning system trims insurance claims

A combined forward collision and lane departure warning system available on the Honda Accord is reducing insurance claims, a new analysis by the...


26 Mar, 2014, 13:00 ET IIHS: Essential Research on Drunk Driving Shouldn't be Threatened by Controversies Over Government Spying

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is responding to recent controversy about the effort to collect information about impaired...


31 Dec, 2013, 10:00 ET IIHS study: Hundreds die in ATV crashes on public roads

 All-terrain vehicles are made for offroad use, but large numbers of people take their ATVs on public roads, where they are generally...


19 Dec, 2013, 19:00 ET Thirty-nine vehicles meet tougher criteria to earn 2014 safety awards from IIHS

 Twenty-two vehicles earn the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's highest safety award for 2014, TOP SAFETY PICK+, thanks to a high level...


02 Jul, 2013, 10:00 ET Crash test dummies at work: Videos take viewers behind the scenes at the IIHS crash test lab

 New web videos from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety offer an insider's look at the Institute's crash test facility in Ruckersville,...


24 Jan, 2013, 11:52 ET Study provides more evidence that cameras reduce red light running; decrease is biggest for most dangerous violations well into red cycle

In the latest study confirming the benefits of red light cameras, researchers at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) found that red...


02 Jan, 2013, 10:30 ET IIHS Names Safest Cars For 2013

New TOP SAFETY PICK+ award goes to 13 cars; 117 additional vehicles earn TOP SAFETY PICK To reward 2013 models with superior crash...


26 Oct, 2012, 11:56 ET Boosters improve: Most new seats provide good belt fit; Two Safety 1st models are not recommended as boosters

Fifteen of 17 booster seats introduced in 2012 earn the top rating of BEST BET from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, evidence that more...


06 Mar, 2012, 13:49 ET Interlocks for First-time DUI Convictions Cut Repeat Offenses; Study of Washington Drivers Supports Mandatory Interlock Laws

People convicted for the first time of alcohol-impaired driving are less likely to reoffend if they have to install alcohol interlocks on their...


26 Aug, 2011, 08:30 ET Crash Test Smarties: Students Learning Physics Through New Science Curriculum Developed by The JASON Project with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

It makes for great and frightening TV, and now it's a real-world lesson in physics. Scientists and engineers regularly hurtle new vehicles head-on...


02 Aug, 2011, 11:20 ET Crash Test Ratings on the Go; IIHS Launches Mobile Site

Crash test ratings help consumers find the vehicles that afford the best protection in the most common kinds of crashes. Now, car shoppers can...


30 Jun, 2011, 07:00 ET Most Drivers Favor Red Light Cameras, a New Survey of 14 Big U.S. Cities Finds

Two-thirds of drivers in 14 big cities with longstanding red light camera programs support their use, a new survey from the Insurance Institute for...


28 Jun, 2010, 07:00 ET July 4th is the Day with the Most Crash Deaths

As Americans celebrate Independence Day each year, an average of 148 people die in motor vehicle crashes according to the Insurance Institute for...