IIHS News

Wisconsin Reports Increase in Pedestrian Deaths

Wisconsin transportation officials are growing concerned about risky behavior by drivers and pedestrians as the number of pedestrian fatalities increased last year, mirroring a national trend. The state saw almost 60 pedestrian deaths in 2017, compared with about 50 in …

IIHS’ New Rear Crash Prevention Ratings Aimed at Reducing Parking Lot Collisions

Parking crashes usually don’t result in serious injuries, but repair costs can quickly mount, along with the hassle of going without the family vehicle while waiting for the body shop to finish work. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has …

Florida Considers Texting Ban to Counter Road Deaths

Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Mark Wysocky says it is hard to separate texting drivers from drunken drivers as he cruises down a suburban interstate highway. Both weave. They speed up and slow down for no obvious reason and get too …

IIHS: Automated Safety Systems Work Despite Potential for Distraction

Safety systems to prevent cars from drifting into another lane or that warn drivers of vehicles in their blind spots are beginning to live up to their potential to significantly reduce crashes, according to two studies released Wednesday. At the …

IIHS: Rear Passengers That Skip Seat Belts Risk Injury to Others, Self

Adults have gotten the message that it’s safer for kids to ride in the back seat properly restrained, but when it comes to their own safety, there is a common misperception that buckling up is optional. Among adults who admit …

Automatic Braking Will Be Standard on Top-Selling Nissans

Nissan plans to make automatic emergency braking standard on seven of 18 U.S. models for the 2018 model year, putting the safety feature on most of its top sellers. The company also pledged to make the system standard on 90 …

IIHS Says Truck Side Guard Rails Could Prevent Deaths

Strong underride guards on the rear of tractor-trailers have proven effective in preventing underride in crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Now, new IIHS tests show how a well-built guard can prevent a passenger vehicle from …

Adding Safety Technology to an Older Car

Old cars can learn new tricks. For a few hundred dollars, drivers can add new safety technology – like forward collision warning systems or backup cameras – to older cars. Cars are lasting longer than ever thanks to improving quality. …

Luxury Electric Cars Fall Short of Top Crash Test Safety Rating

Two luxury electric vehicles – the Tesla Model S and the BMW i3 – fell short of getting the highest safety ratings in new crash tests by the insurance industry. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tested 2017 models of …

Allstate’s Top 10 Safest Driving Cities During Wet Weather

As New Year’s Day, one of the deadliest days on the road, approaches, Allstate’s America’s Best Drivers Report reveals motorists in certain cities are safer drivers when making their way through winter weather road hazards. Allstate’s report finds that when …