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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...

Jun 02, 2010, 10:00 ET
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 04/05/2010

First Rollover Tests of Midsize SUVs: 5 of 12 Models Earn Marginal Ratings

New test results show that some automakers are doing a good job of designing vehicle roofs that perform much better than current federal rollover...

May 10, 2010, 16:59 ET
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The Peach Milkshake is made with real peaches and is hand-spun with Chick-fil-A's popular "home-style" Icedream(R) and topped with light whipped cream and a maraschino cherry. (PRNewsFoto/Chick-fil-A, Inc.)[AB]
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 04/05/2010

Institute Calls on Government to Mandate Antilock Brakes for All New Motorcycles

Recent research from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety strongly demonstrates the benefits of antilock brakes for motorcycles. Based on...

Apr 05, 2010, 09:39 ET
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The Peach Milkshake is made with real peaches and is hand-spun with Chick-fil-A's popular "home-style" Icedream(R) and topped with light whipped cream and a maraschino cherry. (PRNewsFoto/Chick-fil-A, Inc.)[AB]
 ATLANTA, GA UNITED STATES
 04/05/2010

Motorcycles With Antilock Brakes Have Fewer Fatal Crashes and Lower Insurance Losses Than Bikes Without Antilocks

Antilock brakes for motorcycles significantly reduce crashes, removing some of the risk that comes with riding on 2 wheels. A new study by the...

Oct 16, 2009, 14:54 ET

Study Finds Differing Long-Term Effects of Hand-Held Cellphone Laws

Phoning while driving and texting behind the wheel are in the news. This is the highway safety issue of the moment, the subject of...

Sep 17, 2009, 10:32 ET

New Survey Results: Stop Anyone Impaired by Alcohol From Driving Any Vehicle, Public Says

People are ready to prevent any driver from starting a vehicle after drinking too much alcohol, even though the technology to do it isn't...

Jan 16, 2009, 17:11 ET

Contrary to Earlier Predictions, Older Driver Fatal Crashes Trend Down

Despite growing numbers on the road, fewer older drivers died in crashes and fewer were involved in fatal collisions during 1997-2006 than in years...

Sep 09, 2008, 01:00 ET

Put Off Driver Licensure to Save Lives

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most US states allow driving at age 16, 16 1/2, or somewhere in between. A new Insurance...