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February 1, 2017 |Volume 52, Number 1
Near missTwo all-electric cars fall short of earning an IIHS safety award
The Tesla Model S and the BMW i3 fall short of meeting IIHS awards criteria, but two plug-in hybrids earn the 2017 Top Safety Pick+ award.
Regulators finalize noise requirement for hybrids, electric vehicles
Manufacturers have until late 2019 to equip normally quiet hybrid and electric vehicles with noise-making devices to help protect pedestrians.
Older driver road tests appear to cut crashes in Illinois but not New Hampshire
An Illinois requirement that older drivers pass a road test at each renewal has reduced insurance claim rates, but a now-repealed road-test requirement in New Hampshire didn't.
Requiring treatment for interlock violators reduces re-arrest rates
Alcohol-impaired driving offenders are less likely to reoffend after their interlocks are removed if they have been referred for treatment, a recent study found.
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