April 8, 2014

Midsize SUVs disappoint in small overlap front crash test

Two GM models, the Chevrolet Equinox and its twin, the GMC Terrain, are the only midsize SUVs out of nine tested to earn a good rating in the small overlap front crash test.

What makes LATCH easier to use? Parents reinforce lab findings of key vehicle design features

A new IIHS study confirms that better designs for LATCH anchor setups in vehicles could make parents more likely to use LATCH and use it correctly.

Regulators revive truck recorder rule after legal setback

Regulators have rewritten a proposed requirement for electronic logbooks on commercial vehicles in response to a court decision that had temporarily halted the rulemaking process.

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March 13, 2014

Preventing driveway tragedies: Rear cameras help drivers see behind them

Rear cameras show promise in preventing backover crashes and are more effective than parking sensors in helping drivers avoid objects behind them, new IIHS research demonstrates.

Parking sensors help reduce property damage crashes

Buick drivers say they like parking sensors, which help prevent property damage.

Dodge/Jeep and Toyota owners say they like their crash avoidance features

Front crash prevention, adaptive cruise control and other high-tech systems are proving popular among drivers of nonluxury brands.

Don't confuse essential public health research with government spying

IIHS President Adrian Lund responds to the controversy over the National Roadside Survey of Alcohol and Drugged Driving.

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February 20, 2014

Fit for the road: Older drivers' crash rates continue to drop

Today's older drivers are not only less likely to be involved in crashes than prior generations, they are less likely to be killed or seriously injured if they do crash, a new Institute study shows.

Safer vehicles benefit all occupants

Both older and younger passenger vehicle occupants are benefiting from efforts to improve protection in crashes, a recent study confirms.

Minicars fall short for small overlap frontal protection

Only 1 minicar out of 11 tested achieves an acceptable rating in the IIHS small overlap front crash test.

Easy-to-spot anchors boost tether use

Parents are more likely to use the top tether when installing a child restraint if the attachment anchor in the vehicle is easy to find, new research from IIHS and the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute indicates.

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