February 21, 2019 |Volume 54, Number 2

Safe passageNew ratings address pedestrian crashes

The latest crash avoidance evaluation from IIHS focuses on systems that can detect and brake for people on foot.

Autobrake is good, but it could be better

Automatic emergency braking does a good job preventing typical front-to-rear crashes, but the technology could be enhanced to address less-common types of rear-end crashes.

National forum seeks to address neglected problem of speeding

The April 15-16 meeting sponsored by IIHS and the Governors Highway Safety Association will bring together a diverse group of stakeholders to identify strategies to reduce speeding, prevent crashes and save lives.

January 24, 2019 |Volume 54, Number 1

Distracted drivingCellphone manipulations up 57 percent over prior survey

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

Talking not texting accounts for most phone use, drivers say

Drivers say they use their smartphones more often for calls behind the wheel than for texting, email or checking social media.

Modest use for iPhone 'Do Not Disturb' blocker

Few drivers use the automatic settings for the iPhone's "Do Not Disturb While Driving" feature.