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The redesigned midsize luxury SUV qualifies for the highest award from IIHS, thanks to good crashworthiness ratings, standard front crash prevention that earns a superior rating, and available good-rated headlights.
On-road and track tests of adaptive cruise control and active lane-keeping show performance can be inconsistent in typical driving situations.
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The redesigned large car qualifies for the highest award from IIHS when equipped with good-rated headlights.
The 2018 Mazda 6 comes with standard front crash prevention and qualifies for the IIHS Top Safety Pick award when equipped with optional curve-adaptive headlights.
AAA, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the National Safety Council have collaborated on a checklist that provides practical instructions for planning, implementing and evaluating red light camera programs.
The 2018 BMW X2 earns the highest rating in all IIHS crashworthiness tests except one that evaluates how well the seat and head restraint protect against whiplash in a rear crash.
The Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class moves up a step in the IIHS awards after earning a good rating in the passenger-side small overlap front test and getting improvements to its top-line headlights.
The 2018 Toyota C-HR earns good ratings in all six of the IIHS crashworthiness tests and comes with standard superior-rated front crash prevention. However, a poor headlight rating keeps the SUV from earning a safety award.
The redesigned minicars earn a good rating in the driver-side small overlap front test — a marked improvement over the previous generation of each of these vehicles.
The new small SUV is available with superior front crash prevention but misses out on an award because of poor headlights.
New evaluations based on a collaboration between IIHS and Virginia Tech help cyclists find the safest helmets.
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.
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