• IIHS crashworthiness evaluation programs and the U.S. vehicle fleet April 2013

    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety conducts several different vehicle crashworthiness evaluation programs to assess the risk of serious injury in automobile crashes. This analysis quantifies how the crashworthiness ratings for vehicles in the U.S. fleet have changed over time. It took 14 years for more than half of registered vehicles rated under the moderate overlap front program to be rated good. It took nine years for vehicles rated under the side program and just four years for vehicles rated under the roof strength test. (Vol. 30 No. 7 | April 2013)