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Headlight study: Only 1 out of 31 models rated 'good'

A new study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety examines the headlights of more than 30 midsized cars, giving only one model a "good" rating.        

Smaller Pickups Outperformed the Big Boys in IIHS Overlap Crash Test

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently ran eight pickups through the small overlap front crash test, which replicates one of the most infamous and deadly of accident types — one where the front corner of a vehicle collides with another vehicle or object. Show More Summary

Crash tests suggest potential safety issues for small trucks

"You are probably better off in a big pickup than a small one," said David Zuby of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Lane Departure Warnings, Blind Spot Alerts (Probably) Reducing Crashes: Study

Lane departure alerts and blind spot monitoring systems can significantly reduce crashes if consumers use the features, according to two recent studies by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. While this information falls into the no-brainer category, rarely do we get specific metrics on these particular technologies. Show More Summary

How unbuckled rear passengers fare during a c

2 months agoNews : USAToday: News

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows risks of not wearing a seat belt in the back seat -- both to themselves and those in the front seats.        

Legalizing recreational marijuana could boost crash rates, safety group warns

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says a close look at two recent studies suggests that crash rates may rise as more states legalize recreational marijuana.

Tesla fails to fix potential for head injury, Model S crash test shows

In Tesla’s Model S, a crash could still smack the driver’s head against the steering wheel despite the electric car company’s effort to fix the problem, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The crash-test results compounded Tesla Inc.’s bad week. On Monday, the Elon Musk-led...

Questions arise over the safety of Tesla's model S

Questions have arisen over the safety of Tesla Model S after a serious of crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Tesla refers to the vehicle as the safest car in history.        

Tesla responds, questioning IIHS motives after Model S fails to impress in crash test

3 months agoHumor / odd : The Sideshow

Tesla's class-leading Model S did not fail the most recent crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). However, the electric sports sedan did not achieve a top rating in one particular test, the results of which were published late on Wednesday. Show More Summary

Tesla responds to newly released Model S crash-test rating

Tesla is pushing back on a crash-test agency's findings on the company's best-selling car, the Model S. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced Wednesday night that the Model S earned an "acceptable" rating, the second-best...Show More Summary

Study Links Legalized Recreational Marijuana to Increased Crash Rates

Tragically, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has correlated the legalization of recreational marijuana use with more automobile accidents. Pot smoking in Colorado, Oregon and Washington seems to have resulted in collision frequencies...Show More Summary

Most SUV headlights are dangerous, highway safety group’s report claims

When you're shopping for a new SUV, there's plenty of things to consider. Gas milage, cost of upkeep, off-road capabilities, and safety features are all top of mind, but a new report by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety suggests that you should pay close attention to something you might not even consider: the headlights. Show More Summary

Tests find that most midsize SUVs' headlights are unsafe

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety said Tuesday that it tested 37 midsize SUVs and only two received a "good" rating.

IIHS: Half of All Midsize SUV Headlights Rated Marginal to Poor, Blind Everyone

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has been systematically tearing apart every segment over inadequate headlights for the past year. In its most recent study, midsize SUVs took a beating, with only two models garnering a “good” rating for their illumination capabilities. Show More Summary

New study grades only 2 of 37 midsize SUVs headlights "good"

3 months agoTechnology : Tech Talk

A new study out Tuesday morning shows many midsize SUVs struggle to light up the roads at night. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety looked at headlights on 37 different models. Only two got good reviews and eleven models received poor grades. Kris Van Cleave reports.

Smallest vehicles rank among the deadliest for drivers

Some of the smallest cars have the highest driver fatality rates, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports.

Side underride guards could prevent death by truck decapitation - Roadshow

4 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Tech

The latest video from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is... enlightening.

IIHS Wants Your Teen Driver Behind the Wheel of These Square Used Vehicles

If you’re planning to buy your teen son or daughter their first vehicle — rather than let them work a retail job to save up for a rusting heap — the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety wants a word. There’s good and almost-as-good...Show More Summary

IIHS Ratings For 2017 Chevy Volt & 2017 Toyota Prius Prime In Top Category, Tesla Model S Working On It (Videos)

As you may have heard by now, the 2016 Tesla Model S wasn't chosen by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) as a "Top Safety Pick" during the most resent testing round. The reasons? The Model S only managed to nab an "Acceptable"...Show More Summary

Tesla Model S, BMW i3 fall short in IIHS Top Safety Pick tests

8 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPaycKuQDPg The Tesla Model S and BMW i3 electric vehicles have missed out on being considered a Top Safety Pick by the US’s Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). In order to qualify as a ‘Top Safety Pick’, vehicles need to earn ‘Good’ ratings in all five crash tests – small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, […]

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