U.S. Highway Deaths Declined in 2019

U.S. Highway Deaths Declined in 2019

Preliminary numbers indicate the U.S. highway death toll tumbled by about 2% last year, a welcome development considering that roadway fatalities surged sharply as the U.S. economy began to recover from the Great Recession. This would mark the second consecutive...
Insurance Institute Names Safest Cars on the Road

Insurance Institute Names Safest Cars on the Road

For decades, the automotive industry lived by the adage, “safety doesn’t sell.” How times have changed. Today, picking a safe vehicle – especially one with the latest high-tech hardware onboard – has become the new mantra for most buyers. And the Insurance Institute...
Safety Group Wants Cabs With Open Recalls Parked

Safety Group Wants Cabs With Open Recalls Parked

If the massive recalls by General Motors and Takata in recent years have taught the public anything, it’s that vehicle owners are bad about bringing those vehicles to get the fixes necessary to make those cars, trucks and utes safe. Now, the Center for Auto Safety, a...
IIHS Moving the Bar Higher for 2020 Top Pick Awards

IIHS Moving the Bar Higher for 2020 Top Pick Awards

Just as automakers annually make tweaks to their vehicles to make them better, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is implementing new, tougher benchmarks to earn the safety organization’s top rankings for 2020. The group is adding three new caveats in order...
Six Midsize Cars Get IIHS Top Rating for Crash Prevention

Six Midsize Cars Get IIHS Top Rating for Crash Prevention

Halloween is just two days away, meaning America’s streets will be flooded with pedestrians at what is, potentially, the worst time of the day to see them. Even worse, they are usually the toughest pedestrians to see and react to for a driver: children. The holiday...
IIHS Moving the Bar Higher for 2020 Top Pick Awards

Tesla Model 3 Gets IIHS Top Safety Rating

The Tesla Model 3 earned a coveted safety rating from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safey, getting the Top Safety Pick + as its first-ever rating from the group. The battery electric joins the Audi e-tron as plug-in EVs securing the top rating as well as...
NTSB Report Says Autopilot Played Role in California Crash

NTSB Report Says Autopilot Played Role in California Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board’s finding Wednesday that the design of Tesla Inc.’s Autopilot “permitted the driver to disengage” from driving the vehicle enflamed critics of the technology, who renewed their call for its ban. “NTSB has done its job by...