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Aug 15, 2019, 14:00 ET IIHS Study: Some Protected Bike Lanes Leave Cyclists Vulnerable to Injury

Bike lanes separated from the roadway by physical barriers make cyclists feel safer and encourage more people to ride. But a new study from the...


Feb 28, 2019, 14:00 ET IIHS issues statement on GHSA pedestrian fatalities report

Statement from David Harkey, President of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI): "The alarming ...


Dec 27, 2018, 13:30 ET Latest safety tech on vehicles aims to protect pedestrians

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is launching a test program for automatic emergency braking systems on vehicles that can detect and ...


Dec 19, 2018, 12:00 ET With tougher requirements, 57 vehicles clinch 2019 IIHS safety awards

Nearly five dozen 2019 models meet stricter criteria to qualify for a 2019 TOP SAFETY PICK+ or TOP SAFETY PICK award from the Insurance Institute for ...


Nov 01, 2018, 13:30 ET IIHS used car lists help families choose safer, affordable vehicles for teen drivers

When it's time for a new driver's first set of wheels, many young people and their parents opt for something cute and inexpensive — in other words,...


Oct 24, 2018, 06:00 ET Crashes rise in first states to begin legalized retail sales of recreational marijuana

Crashes are up by as much as 6 percent in Colorado, Nevada, Oregon and Washington, compared with neighboring states that haven't legalized marijuana...


Mar 29, 2018, 02:00 ET IIHS: State laws mandating interlocks for all DUI offenders save lives

Laws requiring all impaired-driving offenders to install alcohol interlocks reduce the number of impaired drivers in fatal crashes by 16 percent, a...


Jan 24, 2018, 10:00 ET Nationwide's Windsor elected IIHS chairman

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is pleased to announce the election of William L. Windsor Jr. as chairman of its Board of Directors....


Dec 21, 2017, 09:00 ET Manufacturers make progress on voluntary commitment to include automatic emergency braking on all new vehicles

Four of 20 automakers report that automatic emergency braking (AEB) is standard on more than half of their 2017 model year vehicles, the National...


Sep 18, 2017, 10:20 ET IIHS and HLDI announce new president

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Highway Loss Data Institute are pleased to announce that Dr. David L. Harkey will become the next...


Aug 03, 2017, 13:30 ET Adults admit to not always using safety belts in the back seat, IIHS survey finds

Adults have gotten the message that it's safer for kids to ride in the back seat properly restrained, but when it comes to their own safety, there is ...


Feb 09, 2017, 11:54 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. Yager ...


Nov 22, 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...


Jul 28, 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 Safety...


Feb 04, 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...


Dec 30, 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, earning good ...


Dec 14, 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 affect...


Sep 11, 2015, 12:01 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 the...


Sep 01, 2015, 12:01 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, 03:30 ET 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 proved ...


Mar 10, 2015, 01:21 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 applied...


Jan 22, 2015, 04:51 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, 03:00 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, giving ...


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 mixed...


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...