Pedestrian deaths are becoming explosively more commonplace

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An Insurance Institute for Highway Safety report shows a spike of 46 percent in pedestrians killed. Pedestrian deaths have now risen to their highest point in 28 years, according to a new Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) report. The IIHS report showed that the more the U.S. increases its arterial roadway use, the more people are killed. Arterial roadways in urban-suburban areas saw a 50 percent spike in deaths at non-intersections. The IIHS report also showed that there was a 56 percent increase in pedestrian deaths when it was…

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Tesla insurance industry crash test results weren’t stellar

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The automaker’s spotless safety testing record for the Model S was just marred by the IIHS. The Tesla Model S, which had previously performed very well in insurance industry crash test scores, now rates as less safe than rival vehicles. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) determined that safety performance from this car wasn’t as good as that of other comparable models. The IIHS found the Model S offered passengers only adequate protection from some forms of impact. For instance, the insurance industry crash test determined the Model S’s…

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Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report for 2017 released before deadliest driving day

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Motorists headed out on July 4 may want to check out the stats from this nationwide insurance company. The annual Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report has now been released, identifying July 4th as yet again the deadliest day on the country’s roads. Motorists are being cautioned to have a close look at the data and to be very careful when they get behind the wheel on Independence Day. Allstate, for its part, has issued its report alongside a new safe driving campaign, in the hopes of improving the numbers. Despite…

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Can red light cameras save on your life…and insurance premiums?

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A new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows these devices reduce fatalities. There aren’t a lot of vocal fans in favor of red light cameras. However, according to a new study published by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), these controversial gadgets may be more useful than we think. The study revealed that these stoplight cameras do, in fact, save lives when they are installed at intersections. Moreover, the IIHS research also pointed out that when cities remove red light cameras, accidents at those intersections rose…

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Insurance industry shows favor for safe vehicles from foreign automakers

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Insurance Institute for Highway Safety releases latest edition of its safety report The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released its latest safety report concerning vehicles the insurance industry deems to be the safest for drivers. How safe these vehicles are can have a major impact on auto insurance costs while also ensuring that consumers are protected against disasters. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has made it more difficult for automakers to win a top safety rating through the introduction of tougher safety criteria. Automakers must comply with stricter…

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Safety ranking for auto insurance sees better scores in vehicles made in Japan

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Japanese automakers have taken the top spots for safety vehicles throughout the 2016 model year ranks. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has now revealed information that is extremely handy to consumers and auto insurance companies, alike, and has stated that there were 48 vehicles from the 2016 model year that earned the “Top Safety Pick Plus” highest possible rating. This is a considerable improvement over the figure from 2015, when only 33 vehicles received the top rating. The three automakers that earned the highest number of “Top Safety…

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Could headlights be the secret to auto insurance savings?

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The Insurance Institute has been looking into research regarding the beams that light the way for drivers. Automakers are continually looking for new ways to be able to earn better safety ratings so they can stand above the competition with their awards, and among the considerations they may make to help keep auto insurance rates down for drivers in the near future may be in the headlights they install. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, it is coming up with a headlight rating program. Auto insurance companies and…

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ATV safety tips vital to agricultural community

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Though this demographic represents 20 percent of four wheeler riders, it experiences 65 percent of fatalities. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s most recent data regarding the use of all terrain vehicles has shown that while the agricultural community represents about one in five riders, it also represents more than two out of every three fatalities, showing the importance of adherence to proper ATV safety tips. Montana, alone, experienced 27 deaths related to the use of ATVs between the years of 2008 and 2011. Although the figures from the Insurance…

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Road safety rules ignored by all too many, causing deadly Independence Day

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The IIHS has continued to name July 4 as the day in which the most Americans will die in a car crash. Allstate Insurance joined a massive effort, this year, to try to encourage people to remember the rules of road safety as they head to and from their Independence Day celebrations, but research from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) continues to label July 4 as the deadliest day of the year in the United States. All too many people found that their celebrations came to an abrupt…

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Auto insurance claims drop with Honda collision warning system

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Research has shown that this safety feature is making a difference in reducing filings on policies. The Honda Accord has just received a bit of a pat on the back from the auto insurance industry as new data has been released to show that its forward collision and lane departure warning system is helping to reduce the number of claims that are made in these luxury vehicles. This data has been released with an analysis that was conducted by the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI). The results of the HLDI…

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