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Our latest list of recommended vehicles for young drivers, published annually with Consumer Reports, features 49 used models and 21 new ones.

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Midsize SUVs perform well in new side test

Midsize SUVs perform well in new side test

Ten out of 18 midsize SUVs earn good ratings in the updated evaluation.

IIHS may speed up autobrake test

IIHS may speed up autobrake test

New research into the circumstances of front-to-rear crashes lays the groundwork for an updated front crash prevention evaluation.

The case for helmet laws

The case for helmet laws

As states have loosened and strengthened motorcycle helmet laws, evidence has mounted in favor of universal helmet requirements.

pedestrian safety

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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.