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Progress on LATCH ease of use

Ratings of child restraint installation hardware are getting better.

Small overlap gap

Vehicles with good driver protection may leave passengers at risk, an IIHS study shows.

Higher speeds, slower progress

Two decades of speed limit increases have cost 33,000 lives, new IIHS research shows.

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July 18, 2017

2017 Kia Forte earns Top Safety Pick+ award

Structural improvements to the 2017 Kia Forte have boosted its performance in the IIHS small overlap front crash test. The small car is available with a superior-rated front crash prevention system and good headlights.

July 11, 2017

Mazda CX-5 earns Top Safety Pick+ award

The redesigned small SUV has good crashworthiness ratings across the board and standard front crash prevention with automatic braking. It also is available with acceptable-rated headlights.

July 6, 2017

Three large cars win top award from IIHS

The Lincoln Continental, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the Toyota Avalon come out at the top of a group of six large cars recently evaluated by IIHS and earn the Top Safety Pick+ award. The Tesla Model S, the Chevrolet Impala and the Ford Taurus come up short.

June 22, 2017

Claim rates go up where marijuana is legal

Collision claim rates have increased 3 percent in Colorado, Oregon and Washington, after recreational marijuana use was legalized in those states.

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