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Sep 11, 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...

Sep 01, 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...

Apr 06, 2015, 15:30 ET
States could reduce teen fatal crash rates by adopting the strongest licensing law provisions shown to reduce crashes.

Ten states could cut their teen fatal crash rates in half with stronger licensing laws

 It's been nearly two decades since graduated driver licensing (GDL) programs began to take hold in the U.S., and these novice driver laws have...

Mar 10, 2015, 13:21 ET

IIHS backs Global NCAP's call for safer vehicles in all world markets

 A new report released today by the Global New Car Assessment Programme, or Global NCAP, calls for minimum vehicle safety standards to be...

Jan 22, 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....

Dec 23, 2014, 15:00 ET
71 vehicles qualify for the 2015 IIHS Top Safety Pick awards

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,...

Oct 02, 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...

Jun 09, 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...

Mar 26, 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...

Dec 31, 2013, 10:00 ET
ATV rider deaths on public roads per 10 million people, 2007-11.  (PRNewsFoto/Insurance Institute for Highway Safety)

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...

Dec 19, 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...

Jul 02, 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,...

Jan 24, 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...

Jan 02, 2013, 10:30 ET
2013 Honda Accord in IIHS small overlap frontal crash test.  (PRNewsFoto/Insurance Institute for Highway Safety)

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...

Oct 26, 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...

Mar 06, 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...

Aug 26, 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...

Aug 02, 2011, 11:20 ET
Ruckersville, Virginia. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. IIHS mobile site makes it easier to look up crash test ratings right from the showroom floor.  (PRNewsFoto/Insurance Institute for Highway Safety)

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...

Jun 30, 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...

Jun 28, 2010, 07:00 ET
IIHS logo.  (PRNewsFoto/Insurance Institute for Highway Safety)

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...