Insurance Institute for Highway Safety News

Tesla’s Autopilot Found Most Likely to Confuse Drivers on Safety

Automakers including Tesla Inc. are stoking confusion among motorists by choosing names for their automated-driving systems that wrongly suggest they’re more capable than is actually the case, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Almost half of respondents to …

Commentary: Graduated Driver Licensing Laws Need to Be Expanded in the U.S.

Motor vehicle crashes (MVCs) are the leading cause of death among U.S. teens. In 2012, 184,000 young drivers were injured in MVCs, and 23 percent of young drivers (15 – 20 years old) involved in fatal MVCs had consumed alcohol. …

Toyota, Honda, VW Top Insurance Institute’s Safest Car List

Toyota Motor Corp., Honda Motor Co. and Volkswagen AG had the most models rated among the safest U.S. vehicles in a year-end review by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Toyota led the industry with nine models on the institute’s list, …

Rollovers Kill Hundreds of Truckers a Year

It was almost midnight when Walter Price eased his 18-wheeler into the right lane on Interstate 75 near Atlanta. As he began to bank onto the exit ramp he’d been taking for the past 10 years, Price had no idea …

Toyota Camry Regains Top Safey Pick Status After Insurance Crash Test

Toyota Motor Corp.’s Camry, headed for its 12th consecutive year as the best-selling car in the U.S., returned to Consumer Reports’ recommended list after showing improvement on an insurance-industry crash test. The Yonkers, New York-based magazine excluded Camry in October …

Highway Safety Institute in Virginia Plans Expansion

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is planning a $30 million expansion at its Ruckersville campus. The project will enable IIHS to undertake more rigorous scientific evaluations of crash avoidance systems than the current facility allows. The project includes enlarging …

IIHS: Luxury Cars Lag in Safety

Only 3 of 11 midsize luxury and near-luxury cars evaluated earn good or acceptable ratings in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s latest tests designed to help consumers pick the safest vehicles. The Acura TL and Volvo S60 earned good …

South Carolina Considers Mandating Motorcycle Helmets for all Riders

State lawmakers in South Carolina are considering modifying a 30-year old law so that all motorcycle riders in the state must wear helmets. South Carolina State Senator Ralph Anderson (D-Greenville) is sponsoring a bill that would require all motorcyclists in …