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Higher speeds, slower progress

Two decades of speed limit increases have cost 33,000 lives, new IIHS research shows.

Crashes avoided

Vehicles with front crash prevention are less likely to to rear-end other vehicles.

A new chapter in vehicle research

A major expansion of the IIHS testing facility will allow for year-round crash avoidance evaluations.

Latest news from the Institutes

November 17, 2016

Most boosters earn top rating from IIHS

The vast majority of new booster seats earn the top rating of BEST BET from IIHS, but bad designs continue to slip through.

November 10, 2016

Humans, not robots, still hold the wheel

Self-driving vehicles are coming, but they won't supplant human drivers for decades to come. Automation can reduce crashes, but so can focusing on tried-and-true countermeasures.

October 25, 2016

Pickups fall short in headlight testing

Only a single pickup truck out of 11 tested is available with headlights that earn a good rating from IIHS. The headlights on the majority of pickups don't adequately light up the road.

September 30, 2016

Mercedes-Benz C-Class earns top award

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is the latest winner of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick+ award.

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