August 26, 2015|Volume 50, Number 7
Stopping power: IIHS rates 19 new models for front crash prevention
More than a dozen new cars and SUVs earn the highest rating of superior in the latest round of IIHS front crash prevention evaluations.
Insurance data show that vehicles with front crash prevention have lower rates of claims for damage to other vehicles and injuries to people in other vehicles.
Cars and SUVs with autobrake were involved in 38 percent fewer rear-end injury crashes in Australia and Europe than comparable models without it, a new meta-analysis shows.
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July 30, 2015 |Volume 50, Number 6
Safety mettle: Aluminum-body Ford F-150 crew cab aces tests
The 2015 Ford F-150 crew cab earns a Top Safety Pick award, but the extended cab version falls short for small overlap protection.
Pricier repairs for aluminum F-150 than steel model in fender-benders
The Ford F-150 crew cab scores high marks for crashworthiness, but the aluminum-body pickup costs more to repair after minor crashes than its steel-body predecessor.
NHTSA to crack down on unsafe motorcycle helmets
U.S. regulators aim to make it harder for retailers to sell novelty motorcycle helmets and easier for riders and police officers to distinguish between safe and unsafe ones.
Truck tractors, large buses will get ESC under new rule
Large trucks and buses soon will be equipped with the same technology that has slashed rollover crashes in passenger vehicles, thanks to a new federal requirement.
June 18, 2015 |Volume 50, Number 5
Special issue: latch ratings
Simplifying child safety: IIHS rates vehicles for LATCH ease of use
For the first time, IIHS has rated vehicles on how easy it is to install child restraints in them. The results aren't great.
Making sense of LATCH: answers to common questions
These explanations about LATCH weight limits, center seating positions and other issues can help clear up confusion.
May 12, 2015 |Volume 50, Number 4
Successes and failures: Midsize SUVs have mixed small overlap results
Three more models earn good or acceptable ratings in the small overlap front crash test, but many midsize SUVs still struggle.
DUI checkpoints, passive sensors are underutilized
Well-publicized checkpoints are a proven tool to reduce impaired driving, but few law enforcement agencies conduct them regularly, an IIHS survey shows.
More drivers use marijuana, but link to crashes is murky
More drivers are testing positive for marijuana and other drugs, but a new study fails to find a link between marijuana use and crashes.
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