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The 2018 Kia Niro, a small, hybrid wagon, qualifies for the highest award from IIHS when equipped with optional front crash prevention and high-intensity discharge headlights.
Structural collapse, an airbag nondeployment and hard hits to the dummy’s head are some of the big problems revealed by recent crash tests of midsize SUVs. Still, 6 of the 8 vehicles earn a good or acceptable rating for passenger-side small overlap front protection.
The 2019 model earns the award from IIHS when equipped with front crash prevention and newly available acceptable-rated headlights.
A new educational website applies physics and biology concepts to the real world of cars and car crashes.
Pedestrian deaths have jumped 46 percent since 2009. The increase has been mostly in cities and suburbs, away from intersections, on arterial roads and in the dark.
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The large luxury car qualifies for the 2018 Top Safety Pick+ award, thanks to good crashworthiness ratings across the board; standard, superior-rated front crash prevention; and base headlights that earn a good rating.
IIHS and HLDI are among the more than 650 organizations that collaborated on a comprehensive plan to eliminate road deaths by 2050.
The redesigned BMW X3, a midsize luxury SUV, earns the Top Safety Pick+ award from IIHS when equipped with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights.
The 2018 Kia Sedona minivan qualifies for the Top Safety Pick award when equipped with optional front crash prevention and good-rated headlights.
Five small SUVs earn good ratings from IIHS for occupant protection in a passenger-side small overlap front crash. One is rated marginal, and one is rated poor.
Laws requiring all impaired-driving offenders to install alcohol interlocks reduce the number of impaired drivers in fatal crashes by 16 percent, a new IIHS study shows. If all states without such laws adopted them, more than 500 additional lives could be saved each year.
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The midsize car qualifies for the highest award from IIHS after it was modified to achieve good protection in passenger-side small overlap front crashes.
Two rear autobrake systems earn the highest rating of superior, and four earn the second-highest rating of advanced in the first IIHS evaluations of rear crash prevention systems.
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The Institute recently shared an advisory on aftermarket repair parts with its member companies as part of periodic updates on topics of particular interest to insurers.
A new study of how drivers react to automated systems suggests they are most comfortable with those that make smooth, gradual movements and are wary of using the features in the most challenging driving conditions.
The Hyundai Elantra qualifies for the highest award from IIHS after earning an acceptable rating in the new passenger-side small overlap front crash test. The small car now qualifies for Top Safety Pick+ when equipped with optional front crash prevention and good-rated headlights.
IIHS is pleased to announce the election of William L. Windsor Jr. as chairman of its Board of Directors. Windsor is associate vice president, Office of Consumer Safety, Nationwide Insurance.
Alera Group has acquired Las Vegas, Nev.-based Kaercher Insurance, which includes Kaercher Campbell, Kaercher Insurance Agency and Sundance Insurance. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Kaercher Insurance offers employee benefit services, property/casualty insurance and workers’ compensation to clients throughout …READ MORE
Health insurers in Minnesota’s individual market are proposing mostly decreased premium rates for 2019, with average proposed decreases ranging from 3 percent to more than 12 percent for consumers, according to data released Friday by the Minnesota Department of Commerce. …READ MORE
A freight train derailed and several train cars caught fire in southwest Indiana, forcing the mandatory evacuation of nearby homes and businesses. The Gibson County Sheriff’s Office says in a statement the train derailed Sunday evening about 2,100 feet (640 …READ MORE
Louisiana lawmakers are trying to offer patients more details about what happens at the pharmacy counter and whether they’ve gotten the most affordable medication for an ailment. In the regular legislative session, lawmakers passed bills requiring more transparency about the …READ MORE
Work-related motor vehicle crashes cost employers $56.7 billion in 2017, according to a report by a Boston-based vehicle management and reimbursement platform that offers ways employers ways to limit the costs of accidents. The firm, Motus, estimates that about 40 …READ MORE
The Trump administration wants to make it easier for small businesses to join together to offer cheaper health insurance plans that would lack some of the protections required under Obamacare. The U.S. Labor Department on Tuesday said it plans to …READ MORE
The Maine Supreme Court has ruled that employers in the state are not required to reimburse employees for their use of medical marijuana under the Maine workers’ compensation system because federal law preempts state law. This decision vacates a previous …READ MORE
Mesa police say a self-driving vehicle was among five cars involved in a collision, but no serious injuries were reported. The driver of the Waymo vehicle told authorities that the car wasn’t in autonomous mode at the time of Saturday …READ MORE
EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants has named Brian Chu in Southern California as a vice president. Chu will be based in EPIC’s Downtown Los Angeles office, reporting to Jim Gillette, president of EPIC’s Pacific South region. He will be responsible …READ MORE
The National Transportation Safety Board is sending a technical specialist to observe Tesla Inc.’s examination of a Model S that caught fire in California on Friday, the agency said in a statement. The action is not a formal probe of …READ MORE