Crash avoidance features
Crash avoidance features are rapidly making their way into the vehicle fleet. Six of the most common new technologies are forward collision warning, auto brake, lane departure warning, lane departure prevention, adaptive headlights and blind spot detection. Another crash avoidance feature, electronic stability control (ESC), significantly reduces crash risk by helping drivers maintain control of their vehicles during emergency maneuvers. ESC is a federal requirement for all vehicles starting with the 2012 model year.
Why you want to ride with it — Riding a motorcycle is safer when the bike is equipped with antilock brakes. Learn how antilocks work and why they're important.
Roundabouts promote safety in several ways. At traditional intersections with stop signs or traffic signals, some of the most common types of crashes are right-angle, left-turn, and head-on collisions. Download the Status Report roundabout issue.
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Featured speakers from IIHS
Chief Research Officer
Tuesday, August 27th, Workshop 17
Protecting Vulnerable Road Users
David Zuby is chief research officer for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Working out of the Vehicle Research Center (VRC), he oversees and coordinates research by the VRC, the Institute research department in Arlington and the Highway Loss Data Institute.
Mr. Zuby is the author of numerous research papers published by the Institute on topics such as the biomechanics of injury, pedestrian protection, crashworthiness and crash investigation.
Prior to joining the Institute as a research engineer in 1993, Mr. Zuby worked on research projects for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at Transportation Research Center in Ohio. He holds a bachelor's degree from Northwestern University in Illinois.
Senior Vice President, Communications
Wednesday, August 28th, Workshop 20
Come to our News Conference... Please? More Ideas for Gaining Earned Media
Russ Rader is senior vice president of communications for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. He joined the Institute in 2001 and serves as the primary contact for journalists seeking traffic safety information or interviews with Institute researchers.
Mr. Rader previously worked as public affairs director for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.