Research & statistics
Highlights from the Institute's research since 1969
This selected bibliography of William Haddon Jr., M.D., reflects his belief that "the understanding and prevention of disease and injury should be the first strategy of medicine and that treatment, no matter how necessary, is not the logical first line of attack." It documents his research beginning at the Harvard University School of Public Health and New York State Department of Health through his leadership at the National Highway Safety Bureau and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Dr. Haddon is widely considered the father of modern injury epidemiology. He argued for a more scientifically driven approach to injury control and created conceptual frameworks, such as the Haddon Matrix, for understanding how injuries occur and developing strategies for intervention. His pioneering efforts helped transform the highway safety field from one focused solely on crash prevention to one that examines human, vehicle and environmental factors to identify a full range of options for reducing crash losses.
Find out if your car has them
Crash avoidance features are rapidly making their way into the vehicle fleet. Six of the most common new technologies are forward collision warning, auto brake, lane departure warning, lane departure prevention, adaptive headlights and blind spot detection.
Estimate GDL benefits by state
For every state and Washington, D.C., the Institute has estimated the effects of strengthening or weakening five key components of GDL laws: permit age, practice driving hours, license age and night driving and passenger restrictions.
The Institute takes the guesswork out of selecting boosters most likely to provide good lap and shoulder belt fit for your child in a range of vehicles.
Information and videos designed to help choose the right type of restraint for your child's age and size; general information on installation and use also is provided.
Q&As, which address frequently asked questions about highway safety, are updated continuously, as relevant information is acquired.
from the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI)
Auto insurance covers damage to vehicles and property in crashes plus injuries to the people involved in the crashes. The different types of coverages are defined here. In addition, access HLDI analysis of losses for more than 150 million vehicles under the 6 insurance coverages described.
Hail-related claims under comprehensive coverage, HLDI bulletin | April 2012
Insurance losses for hail-related damage to vehicles more than doubled last year compared with the previous three years. HLDI’s analysis of weather-related claims under comprehensive coverage found 5.9 claims per 1,000 insured vehicle years in 2011, compared with 2.9 in 2008 and 2009 and 2.7 in 2010. Overall losses in 2011 were $19 per insured vehicle year compared with $8-$9 in the other years.
Motorcycle ABS and time to claim, research paper | April 2012
Periodically the Institute publishes short advisories about topics of special interest to insurers. Because these topics often relate to what's current in the field of highway safety, the advisories also may be of interest to reporters and general readers. The Institute has been publishing advisories since 1987.