Insurance Institute for Highway Safety News

SUVs More Deadly to Pedestrians Than Passenger Cars, Says Insurance Safety Study

SUVs are more likely than passenger cars to injure or kill pedestrians, according to a new U.S. insurance industry study which recommended design changes to improve safety. Sport utility vehicles “seem to be more deadly to pedestrians than cars are,” …

Institute Says Self-Driving Cars Could Prevent Only a Third of U.S. Crashes

Self-driving cars, long touted by developers as a way to eliminate road deaths, could likely only prevent a third of all U.S. road crashes, an analysis of traffic accidents released on Thursday has found. The study by the Insurance Institute …

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” …

Tesla Model 3 Wins Top-Tier Safety Award from Insurance Group

Tesla Inc.’s Model 3 earned a coveted Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, after the sedan performed better in a crash test than the Model S. The Model 3 earned “good” crash ratings in each …

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 …