Lower limits make Seattle streets safer

In downtown Seattle, lowering default speed limits reduced the likelihood that a crash would involve an injury by a fifth on arterial roads.

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Back-seat safety lags in midsize SUVs

Back-seat safety lags in midsize SUVs

Only four of 13 midsize SUVs tested earn good ratings in the updated moderate overlap front crash test, which now incorporates a dummy in the second row.

Heavy EVs may be a drag on safety

Heavy EVs may be a drag on safety

Electric vehicles are just as safe as other vehicles for their occupants, but unless we take action their weight will put other road users at risk.

By Raul Arbelaez

Real-world proof that ratings matter

Real-world proof that ratings matter

Driving a vehicle that earns a good rating in the IIHS driver-side small overlap front test reduces the risk of dying in a frontal crash as much as 12 percent.

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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.