IIHS recognizes safest 2021 models

Forty-nine vehicles qualify for the 2021 Top Safety Pick+ award, and another 41 earn the Top Safety Pick designation.

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Why are injury risks higher for women?

Why are injury risks higher for women?

Women are more likely than men to suffer serious injuries in crashes, but the reasons may not be physical.

Small speed increases lead to far worse crashes

Small speed increases lead to far worse crashes

A series of crash tests by IIHS and partners shows that impact speeds of 50 mph or 56 mph are far more likely to lead to injury or death than 40 mph impacts.

Red light camera benefits

Red light camera benefits

A large body of research supports the use of red light cameras to reduce crashes. Programs should focus on safety, not revenue.

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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.