Auto insurance industry identifies vehicles that cause the most injuries

2012 Toyota Yaris - Auto Insurance Report

A recent study has shown the makes and models of the cars in which the most people are hurt. The results of an auto insurance industry report have just been released and have named the vehicles in which the largest number of injuries are experienced when they are involved in a crash. This data showed that the Toyota Yaris had the highest number of injuries per accident. The information used for the research was obtained from the Highway Loss Data Institute, which looked at the auto insurance data for vehicles…

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Insurance industry giving more vehicles a top safety rating

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s vehicle tests for the 2012 models, a tremendous 115 achieved the “Top Safety Pick” rating. This was the case even for the 2012 vehicle base models, as they must now include electronic stability control, antilock brakes, multiple airbags, and a tire pressure sensor monitor. The more expensive models included additional safety features such as blind-spot warning alerts and lights, and backup cameras. As a result, deaths from traffic incidents are declining. According to data from the U.S. Department of Transportation, in 2010,…

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Safe car survey shows small and green are better than ever!

Small cars are becoming much safer, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The agency released their latest crash-test results and ratings report, in which small vehicles traditionally ranked very low.  Automakers seem to have taken these low ratings to heart, as this year’s report shows their vehicles at an all time high. Interestingly enough, the report also shows that alternative fuel vehicles, such as those powered by batteries or hydrogen fuel cells, were remarkably safe. The IIHS surveyed 13 small cars altogether. Six of these achieved the…

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