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64 US Vehicles Get Insurance Group’s Top Safety Rating

DETROIT — Sixty-four cars and SUVs sold in the U.S. earned Top Safety Pick awards from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The 2020 model year vehicles perform well in crash tests and have headlights available that are rated “good” …

GAO: More Oversight of Roadside Safety Hardware Needed

Road safety could be enhanced with better oversight of guardrails and other hardware, according to report issued last month by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Roadside safety hardware includes guardrails and median barriers. The report outlines additional categories of road …

NHTSA Will Add Automatic Braking to Consumer Star Rating System

U.S. regulators will add automatic braking to a list of technologies considered as beneficial to safety in its influential star-rating consumer advisory system. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced the change Thursday at a meeting in Washington with automotive engineers. The …

Micro Cars Do Poorly in Crash Tests: IIHS

Only 1 minicar out of 11 tested achieves an acceptable rating in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s small overlap front crash test, making these tiny vehicles the worst performing group of any evaluated so far. The Chevrolet Spark’s acceptable …