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Automatic Braking Study to Identify More Benefits of the Tech

Although automatic emergency brake systems have proven to prevent typical front-to-rear crashes, a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is exploring additional opportunities to increase the effectiveness of the technology.

Speeding Forum Set for April, IIHS Says

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and Governors Highway Safety Association will jointly host a forum in April to address the ongoing problem of speeding, which is a factor in about 10,000 roadside fatalities each year.

Why Drivers Deactivate Lane Departure Prevention Systems

Lane departure prevention systems that wait too long to initiate steering input or fail to prevent lane drifts greater than 35 centimeters may cause drivers to deactivate them, according to a new study from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety.

Headlight Repairs Bring Hefty Price Tags

Replacing a single front headlight on two-thirds of vehicles rated good by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) costs upwards of $1,000 — more than double the average insurance deductible of $500.

Headlights Improve on 2018 Models: IIHS

The best-available headlights on 32 of 165 2018 models evaluated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) earned the highest rating of good — marking a significant improvement over only two of 95 2016-model headlight systems that earned a good rating.

GM's Safety Tech Reduces Crashes by 43%

General Motors vehicles equipped with automatic braking and forward collision warning saw 43% fewer police-reported front-to-rear crashes when compared to similar vehicles that aren't equipped with front crash prevention technology, according to a new IIHS study.

2019 Ram 1500 Improves IIHS Safety Rating

The 2019 Ram 1500 crew cab fell short of earning a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) because its headlights earn a marginal rating, but the institute recognized the redesigned large pickup for its safety improvements.

Speeding Declines After Boston Reduces Limit

Speeding declined significantly in Boston, after the city lowered the limit to 25 miles per hour from 30 mph, according to new analysis from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released today.