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Antilocks on cars don't reduce fatal crashes

Cars with antilock brakes are more likely than cars without them to be in crashes fatal to their own occupants. In particular, antilock cars are more likely to be in fatal single-vehicle crashes. These are the findings of a new IIHS study comparing the fatal crash experience of cars with antilocks and otherwise identical models with regular brakes.

December 10, 1996

IIHS responds to automaker's criticism

The Institute's crashworthiness evaluations are based primarily on a vehicle's performance in a frontal offset crash test. In response to the performance of its vehicles in the latest round of tests, one automaker has criticized IIHS, claiming the test doesn't reflect real crashes. However, these criticisms are invalid.

November 20, 1996

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