Minivan weakness

Three models offer next to no protection
in small overlap crashes.

A boost for child safety

A record 27 new booster seat models
are BEST BETs in our annual ratings.

Distracted driving

New research points to the need for
a broader strategy to combat it.

Better underride guards

As NHTSA weighs a tougher standard, IIHS testing spurs improvement.

A bright idea

Adaptive headlights help drivers spot objects earlier on twisty roads.

Reducing the risks
for teen drivers

Our recommendations help parents find
safe and affordable used vehicles for teens.

The GDL crash reduction calculator shows
how much states can cut crashes by
improving young driver laws.

How safe
is your

Search our crash test ratings and see
the full list of 2014 TOP SAFETY PICK+
and TOP SAFETY PICK winners.

Behind the

Take a look at the IIHS Vehicle
Research Center
, a state-of-the-art
crash testing facility.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is an independent, nonprofit scientific and educational organization dedicated to reducing the losses — deaths, injuries and property damage — from crashes on the nation's roads.

The Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) shares and supports this mission through scientific studies of insurance data representing the human and economic losses resulting from the ownership and operation of different types of vehicles and by publishing insurance loss results by vehicle make and model.

Both organizations are wholly supported by these auto insurers and insurance associations.

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