• December 22, 2010 | Status Report, Volume 45, Number 13

    Tiny Wheego Whip fails side crash test

    A recent side crash test of the 2010 electric Wheego Whip shows why low-speed vehicles like the Whip shouldn't share the road with regular traffic.

  • May 20, 2010

    Low-speed vehicles shouldn't mix with regular traffic

    More states are allowing a relatively new breed of vehicle on public roads, but crash tests by IIHS show why the mix of low-speed vehicles or minitrucks and regular traffic is a deadly combination. These vehicles don't have to meet the basic safety standards that cars and pickups do, and they aren't designed to protect their occupants in crashes.

  • October 22, 2008 | Status Report, Volume 43, Number 9

    NHTSA rejects faster, heavier golf carts

    Federal regulators have rejected petitions to increase the allowable weight for low-speed vehicles and also launch a medium-speed-vehicle class.

  • April 6, 2002 | Status Report, Volume 37, Number 4

    Souped-up golf carts hit the streets

    Neighborhood electric vehicles are becoming more common because of environmental incentives, but it's dangerous for these glorified golf carts to mix with regular traffic.