Good headlights mean fewer crashes

Headlight improvements encouraged by the Institute's ratings program are reducing crashes in the real world, a new study shows.

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Ford F-150 earns Top Safety Pick

Ford F-150 earns Top Safety Pick

The award applies to both the F-150 crew cab and extended cab.

Driving tech could slash teen crashes

Driving tech could slash teen crashes

Crash avoidance features and other technologies could prevent or mitigate up to three-quarters of fatal crashes involving teen drivers.

The cost of crashing

The cost of crashing

Looking for a safe vehicle? Our information on insurance losses by make and model is a good supplement to our safety ratings.

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