Driving technology promises large safety benefits for teens
September 02, 2021 00:01 ET | Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Crash avoidance features and teen-specific vehicle technologies have the potential to prevent or mitigate up to three-quarters of fatal crashes...
Crash rates jump in wake of marijuana legalization, new studies show
June 17, 2021 00:01 ET | Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
ARLINGTON, Va., June 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- More evidence is emerging that crash rates go up when states legalize recreational use and retail sales of marijuana. Crash rates spiked with the...
Consumer Reports, IIHS update vehicle recommendations for Class of ā€™21
May 20, 2021 00:01 ET | Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
ARLINGTON, Va., and YONKERS, N.Y., May 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Consumer Reports (CR) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) have updated their list of affordable, safe and...
With more electric vehicles comes more proof of safety
April 22, 2021 00:01 ET | Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
ARLINGTON, Va., April 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Evidence is growing that electric vehicles are at least as safe as conventional ones, with two more vehicles that run exclusively on battery power...
Choices expand for safety-conscious consumers, as 90 vehicles earn IIHS awards
February 24, 2021 00:01 ET | Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is recognizing 49 models for providing the highest level of safety ā€” more than double the number that...
Vehicle choice, crash differences help explain womenā€™s higher injury risk
February 11, 2021 00:01 ET | Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Women are much more likely than men to suffer a serious injury when they are involved in a crash, but much of the heightened risk is related to the...
Is Raising the Speed Limit Worth the Risk?
January 28, 2021 00:01 ET | Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Drivers want to save time, and local transportation agencies want to improve traffic flow, but at what cost? With posted speed limits increasing...
IIHS award criteria push manufacturers to scrap inferior headlights
December 15, 2020 00:01 ET | Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At least 10 manufacturers have improved their 2021 headlight offerings by eliminating or modifying inferior choices, according to new ratings from...
Most e-scooter rider injuries happen on sidewalk, study finds
October 15, 2020 00:01 ET | Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- City planners and many pedestrians have wondered how to get electric scooters off the sidewalk, but two new studies from the Insurance Institute for...
Study shows front crash prevention works for large trucks too
September 03, 2020 00:01 ET | Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
Arlington, Va., Sept. 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Equipping large trucks with forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems could eliminate more than 2 out of 5 crashes in...