Progress on LATCH
ease of use

Ratings of child restraint installation
hardware are getting better.

Fewer cameras, more deaths

New research confirms that red light cameras save lives.
Turning them off leads to more fatalities.

Small SUV headlights

A poor rating is the norm among 21 vehicles tested.

How safe
is your

Search our crash test ratings and see
the full list of 2016 TOP SAFETY PICK+
and TOP SAFETY PICK winners.

Small overlap gap

Vehicles with good driver protection
may leave passengers at risk,
a new study shows.

High cost of hail

Insurers paid more than $7 billion in claims for vehicle damage in 2008-14.

Fast, yes. But safe?

IIHS puts three iconic sports cars through their paces.

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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