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State Farm’s Sparks elected IIHS chairman

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is pleased to announce the election of Angela Sparks as the 2019 chair of its Board of Directors. Sparks is vice president and actuary, State Farm Insurance Companies.

February 8, 2019

Auto Club Group’s Ptasznik elected HLDI chairman

The Highway Loss Data Institute is pleased to announce the election of Anthony E. Ptasznik as chair of its Board of Directors. Ptasznik is vice president and ACIA chief actuarial officer, The Auto Club Group.

February 8, 2019

Drivers more likely to fiddle with phones

Manipulating a cellphone was a contributing factor in more than 800 crash deaths in 2017, IIHS estimates in a new study.

January 24, 2019

HLDI finds clues about cause of Hyundai/Kia fires

A high number of complaints about certain Hyundai and Kia models bursting into flames has prompted a recall campaign. Analysis by HLDI suggests that the companies are correctly targeting vehicles with small and/or turbocharged engines.

January 22, 2019

Lincoln Continental earns highest award

The Lincoln Continental earns the 2019 Top Safety Pick+ award when equipped with optional good-rated headlights.

January 11, 2019

57 models earn IIHS awards for 2019

Thirty models earn Top Safety Pick+, thanks to good passenger-side protection and good headlights. Another 27 qualify for Top Safety Pick without the "plus."

December 19, 2018

Headlights improve, but base models lag

Just over half of 2018 model vehicles have headlights that adequately light up the road at night and limit glare, but most good-rated headlights are optional.

November 29, 2018

GM autobrake cuts front-to-rear crashes

An IIHS study of General Motors vehicles with optional front crash prevention systems adds to the evidence that forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking prevent crashes.

November 13, 2018

Ram 1500 improves in IIHS tests

The redesigned Ram 1500 crew cab offers improved crash protection, earning good ratings in all six IIHS crashworthiness tests. It's available with an optional front crash prevention that earns a superior rating.

November 8, 2018

Updated teen vehicle recommendations

A pair of IIHS crash tests shows why teen drivers should be steered away from minicars and small cars. Updated used vehicle recommendations help families find alternatives.

November 1, 2018
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