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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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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.

June 20, 2017

Chevrolet Bolt earns IIHS Top Safety Pick award

The Chevrolet Bolt is the first all-electric vehicle to earn a 2017 award from IIHS.

June 16, 2017

Mazda CX-9 earns Top Safety Pick+ award

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

June 13, 2017

Most midsize SUV headlights are marginal or poor

Headlights are improving, but many still need to do a better job of lighting the road ahead while limiting glare. Among midsize SUVs rated by IIHS, only the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Volvo XC60 are available with good headlights.

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