Evaluation of Sports Car Crashworthiness Reveal Results

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently tested 2016 models of popular sports cars for crashworthiness and not one earned a TOP SAFETY PICK award. Evaluation done on sports cars differs from those of conventional sedans because these muscle cars are meant for fast driving. Hence, a comprehensive crash protection for occupants of the […]

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33,000 Car Crash Fatalities in 20 Years Due to Raised Speed Limit

New research done by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) show that during a period of more than twenty years (1873 – 1995), there have been 33,000 fatalities arising from increases in speed limit in the United States. Charles Farmer, IIHS vice president for research and statistical services, opines that car accident deaths would […]

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IIHS Headlight Test Reveal a Need for Improvement of Most Cars

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety conducted its first-ever headlight evaluation on 31 mid-size cars and believe it or not, the Toyota Prius v was the only one to earn a good rating. Eleven cars’ headlights had a rating of acceptable, nine were rated marginal and ten were rated poor. Luxury vehicles, in spite of […]

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Use “Crashes,” Not “Accidents,” Road Safety Proponents Urge Public

Road safety proponents are calling for a change in terminology to describe traffic incidents from “accidents” to “crashes.” These advocates include federal authorities, state and local officials and the citizenry. The word accident, according to them, diminishes the significance of the No. 1 cause of road incidents, which is human error. It’s a mindset that […]

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Click It or Ticket: Seatbelt Use Campaign Kicked off in Illinois

Buckling up your seatbelt is the easiest and fastest way for you to ensure your safety on the road. It doesn’t take all that much, too, as wearing a seatbelt should practically be an intuitive action for all car drivers and passengers already. It is in line with this message that local and state transportation […]

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Keyless Ignition Systems Could Prove to be a Fatal Feature in Your Car

A lot may be impressed by those new keyless ignition systems being offered by the latest car models. Not everyone is enamored by this technological development in the automotive industry, though, as critics are quick to point out that this feature could, in fact, prove to be fatal. According to the president of safety group […]

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