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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.

Latest news from the Institutes

January 10, 2017

Toyota Highlander earns Top Safety Pick+

The midsize SUV earns the top award from IIHS, thanks to good crash protection across the board, a superior-rated front crash prevention system and acceptable-rated headlights.

December 28, 2016

New Year's revelry takes a grim toll

Jan. 1 is the deadliest day of the year for alcohol-related crashes.

December 8, 2016

82 winners for 2017

Thirty-eight models earn Top Safety Pick+, the Institute's award for optimal crash protection and crash avoidance. Another 44 earn Top Safety Pick, which doesn't take headlights into account.

November 17, 2016

Most boosters earn top rating from IIHS

The vast majority of new booster seats earn the top rating of BEST BET from IIHS, but bad designs continue to slip through.

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