Broader cellphone bans cut crash rates

Bans on holding a cellphone while driving, rather than just talking and texting, reduced crash rates in Oregon and Washington but not California. The difference may lie in the specific wording of the laws.

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Volkswagen Tiguan earns highest award

Volkswagen Tiguan earns highest award

Improved headlight offerings boost the midsize SUV to a Top Safety Pick+ award.

Midsize cars stumble in updated side test

Midsize cars stumble in updated side test

IIHS put seven midsize cars through the new, tougher side-impact test. Only the Subaru Outback earns a good rating.

Pickups need better belt reminders

Pickups need better belt reminders

IIHS evaluated 10 popular trucks for their seat belt reminders. Only the Toyota Tundra meets the criteria for a good rating.

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