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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 19, 2017

Audi A3 earns Top Safety Pick+ award

Two headlight options on the Audi A3 earn an acceptable rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, boosting the midsize luxury car from a Top Safety Pick to a Top Safety Pick+.

January 17, 2017

BMW 3 series, 2 series earn top award

The 2017 BMW 3 series has improved from a marginal to a good rating in the IIHS small overlap front crash test. Both the 3 series and the BMW 2 series have improved headlights and earn the Top Safety Pick+ award.

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.

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