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Crashes avoided

Vehicles with front crash prevention are less likely to to rear-end other vehicles.

A new chapter in vehicle research

A major expansion of the IIHS testing facility will allow for year-round crash avoidance evaluations.

First LATCH ease-of-use ratings

Only three vehicles earn good ratings for their child seat attachment hardware.

Latest news from the Institutes

August 25, 2016

Lincoln MKZ is Top Safety Pick+

The 2017 Lincoln MKZ earns the highest award from IIHS, thanks to modifications to its front-end structure that boosted the small overlap front rating and an improved front crash prevention system.

August 4, 2016

Hyundai Santa Fe earns Top Safety Pick+

The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe qualifies for the top award from IIHS, thanks to improved small overlap front crash protection and an available automatic braking system that earns a superior rating.

August 2, 2016

Ford Escape improves in small overlap test

The Ford Escape has improved from a poor to acceptable rating in the IIHS small overlap front test, thanks to structural changes to the 2017 model.

July 28, 2016

Red light camera shut-offs cost lives

Red light camera programs in 79 large U.S. cities saved nearly 1,300 lives through 2014, new research shows. When such programs are shut down, the rate of fatal red-light-running crashes shoots up 30 percent.

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