Small pickups do well in new test

Five out of six small pickups tested earn good or acceptable ratings in the updated, more challenging side evaluation.

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More pickups need autobrake

More pickups need autobrake

Automatic emergency braking reduces crash rates for pickups by more than 40 percent. Unfortunately, they’re rarely equipped with the feature.

Small cars with big side protection

Small cars with big side protection

Some small cars have cracked the code of the Institute’s new, tougher side crash test, despite the challenge presented by low ride heights.

Parents of teen drivers need realistic advice

Parents of teen drivers need realistic advice

I helped develop teen driving guidance from IIHS. Now I'm following it with my own kid.

By Sarah Karush

pedestrian safety

Explore key highway safety topics

For decades, IIHS has been a leader in finding out what works and doesn't work to prevent motor vehicle crashes from happening in the first place and to minimize injuries in the crashes that still occur.