Jan. 1 is the deadliest day of the year for alcohol-related crashes.
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.
The vast majority of new booster seats earn the top rating of BEST BET from IIHS, but bad designs continue to slip through.
Self-driving vehicles are coming, but they won't supplant human drivers for decades to come. Automation can reduce crashes, but so can focusing on tried-and-true countermeasures.
Only a single pickup truck out of 11 tested is available with headlights that earn a good rating from IIHS. The headlights on the majority of pickups don't adequately light up the road.
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is the latest winner of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick+ award.
The 2017 Kia Sedona qualifies for the highest award from IIHS, thanks to the addition of optional automatic braking technology.
The new midsize SUV is the first Chinese-built vehicle that IIHS has tested as part of its ratings program. It earns good ratings in all crashworthiness tests and is available with an advanced-rated front crash prevention system.
The 2017 Cadillac XT5, a new midsize luxury SUV, qualifies for the top award from IIHS.
The new model is the first minivan to earn a 2016 Top Safety Pick+ award.
The 2017 Chevrolet Volt, a plug-in hybrid car, earns the highest award from IIHS, thanks to good crashworthiness ratings and a top-rated front crash prevention system.
Out of 170 current models rated for LATCH ease of use, most earn a good or acceptable rating. Three earn the top rating of good+, a distinction that no vehicle achieved last year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The small car, redesigned for 2017, qualifies for the top award from IIHS, thanks to a good small overlap front rating and a superior-rated front crash prevention system.
An available automatic braking system puts the midsize SUV among the winners of the top award from IIHS.
Only four small SUVs out of 21 tested are available with acceptable headlights, and none earns a good headlight rating.
More people die in crashes on Independence Day than any other day of the year, an IIHS analysis of the last five years shows.
Vehicles that provide good protection for drivers in small overlap crashes don’t always offer the same protection to front-seat passengers, a new IIHS study shows.
The midsize luxury SUV has a superior-rated front crash prevention system and qualifies for the Institute's highest award.
The Mazda CX-3, a new small SUV, earns the highest award from IIHS, thanks to good crashworthiness across the board and an optional front crash prevention system with a superior rating.
A modified front-end structure and a new optional automatic braking system help the 2017 Ford Fusion qualify for a Top Safety Pick+ award.
It's peak season for hail storms, and 2016 is shaping up to be a bad year. Data for this year aren't available yet, but a new HLDI analysis of 2008-14 claims indicates that 2011 and 2014 were the worst years for hail-related vehicle damage. Great Plains states were the hardest hit.
The redesigned Chevrolet Malibu earns the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award when equipped with an optional front crash prevention system.
The 2016 2-door Honda Civic qualifies for Top Safety Pick+, thanks to an available front crash prevention system that earns a superior rating.
The redesigned Audi A4 earns the top award from IIHS by offering good protection in a small overlap front crash and a superior-rated, standard front crash prevention system.
The 2016 BMW X1 qualifies for the highest award from IIHS after a redesign boosted its performance in the small overlap front crash test. It also has a new optional front crash prevention system that earns an advanced rating.
IIHS evaluates the Chevrolet Camaro, Dodge Challenger and Ford Mustang, and none meets the standards for Top Safety Pick.
The redesigned Lincoln MKX earns the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award, thanks to across-the-board good crashworthiness ratings and a superior-rated front crash prevention system.
The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport improves from a marginal to a good rating in the IIHS small overlap front test. When equipped with optional front crash prevention, the midsize SUV is a Top Safety Pick+ winner.
Policymakers, industry leaders, researchers and safety advocates gathered at the Vehicle Research Center to discuss ways to reduce deadly underride in crashes with large trucks.
Some 2016 model large pickups aren't as tough as they look when it comes to performance in a small overlap front crash.
Two decades of speed limit increases have nearly canceled out the safety gains from frontal airbags.
The small SUV's small overlap front rating has improved from poor to good, and its new optional front crash prevention system rates superior.
The two vehicles from Nissan Motor Co. earn superior ratings for front crash prevention, as well as good ratings in the five IIHS crashworthiness tests.
The small hybrid car qualifies for the top award from IIHS after acing the challenging small overlap front test.
The Toyota Prius v is the only midsize car out of 31 evaluated that is available with a lighting system that earns a good rating.
The midsize car has good crashworthiness ratings across the board, plus a superior rating for its optional front crash prevention system.
The 2016 Mini Cooper qualifies for the award, thanks to good crashworthiness ratings across the board and an advanced rating for front crash prevention.
Automakers representing 99 percent of the U.S. auto market have committed to making front crash prevention with automatic braking standard on virtually all new vehicles by 2022.
The large luxury SUV has good crash protection across the board and superior-rated, standard front crash prevention.
The midsize SUV earns a good rating in the small overlap front test, improving from acceptable to clinch a 2016 Top Safety Pick+ award.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is pleased to announce the election of Jack Salzwedel as the new chairman of its Board of Directors. Salzwedel is chairman, chief executive officer and president of American Family Mutual Insurance Company.
The Highway Loss Data Institute is pleased to announce the election of Thomas O. Rau as chairman of its Board of Directors. Rau is director, property casualty actuarial research analytics of Nationwide.
Both autobrake and forward collision warning are helping drivers avoid a pitfall of driving on congested roads, an IIHS study shows.
The 2016 Honda Civic 4-door, Hyundai Sonata, Lexus RX and Nissan Altima are the latest vehicles to earn the top award from IIHS.
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