Insurance Institute for Highway Safety wants better rear seat upgrades from automakers

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The non-profit is calling for vehicle makers to improve the restraint systems in the back seats of cars. A new report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety showed that the non-profit feels backseat safety restraints are underperforming. The organization is calling for automakers to step up and improve the restraint systems in the back seats of their vehicles. The institute conducted a study that found that rear seat safety is not keeping up with that of front seats. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety conducted a study, the results…

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New study reveals 2019 cheapest cars to insure…and the most expensive

Cheapest Cars to Insure - Honda Odyssey Minivan

Consumers looking for the vehicle that will generate the lowest premiums are paying attention. Regardless of your driving record, your risk profile and where you live, the difference between the cheapest cars to insure and the costliest can be staggering. The wrong vehicle choice can skyrocket the amount a driver pays every month in premiums. There are many factors that determine the cheapest cars to insure. While it’s easy to assume that the least expensive vehicles will also be the least expensive to cover, that’s not always the case. Indeed,…

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IIHS says driver assistance systems aren’t always as reliable as humans

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found drivers handle many situations better than cars. Relying exclusively on electronic driver assistance systems can be dangerous, said the result of Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) tests. The reason is that those systems are not always as reliable with certain tasks as actual human drivers. The IIHS found the range of unexpected outcomes ranged from troubling to positively dangerous. The non-profit group found that driver assistance systems produce unexpected outcomes. Those results can range from bothersome, such as braking too cautiously, to…

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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

Tesla Model S insurance industry crash test

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

Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report data July 4th independence day

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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