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 news looks good for SUV owners after crash testing

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2014 midsize models were able to receive the top ratings from an industry group’s tests. Though the midsize SUVs that underwent auto insurance industry group crash testing didn’t do well as a whole, two out of the nine models managed to receive the highest ratings. The GMC Terrain and the Chevrolet Equinox, both General Motors products, received the best “good” rating. Those two models received the highest “good” rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). This rating could help to play a role in the auto insurance premiums…

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Insurance group crash test failed by all subcompact cars but one

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The Chevy Spark was the only vehicle of this size to receive a pass from its performance. A new safety standard that was added to the crash tests of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has shown itself to be a tough one to pass for economy cars in the latest round of testing, as ten out of the eleven participating models failed to pass. The new front end collisions standard test was passed only by the Chevrolet Spark. The insurance industry group’s test earned the Spark a grade…

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Auto insurance industry displeased with most new cars

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When it comes to the top safety ratings that are available, the majority of new vehicles failed to win. The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) has now given its top safety pick ratings and has chosen the top performing vehicles, but when it comes to this coveted nod from the auto insurance industry, the majority of new cars were not able to qualify. Some of the largest manufacturers were those that were falling behind the rest, despite positive past performance. General Motors, for example, was not seen as doing…

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Insurance industry group releases booster seat safety list

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The IIHS has now issued its list of the test results that it conducted on these child safety products. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has just released a list of the booster seats for children that it has deemed to be the most safe, and that will provide insight for the insurance industry. The group has now tested many of the leading new booster seat products on the market. Among the 31 new booster seats that made it to the market this year, the IIHS has now provided…

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