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Car features to reduce rear crashes rated by insurance institute
Light poles, parked cars, shopping carts and running children are just a few examples of the many dangers on the minds of drivers when they throw their vehicles in reverse. As automakers roll out technology to help minimize those risks, a recent study has analyzed how effective the features are in
Consumer advocacy group calls for recall of bestselling minivan Chrysler Pacifica amid complaints of stalling
A consumer advocacy group is calling for a recall of all 2017 Chrysler Pacifica's because the federal government has received more than 50 complaints that say the minivans stalled during operation. In addition to its plea to Chrysler, the nonprofit Center for Auto Safety will file a petition with
New survey reveals surprising number of adults fail to buckle up in cars
The survey showed that people don't buckle up when riding in the back seat, on short trips or when taking taxis or Ubers; not wearing a seat belt in the back seat is only illegal in 20 states.
New safety belt warning issued for backseat passengers
Adults are far less likely to buckle their seat belt when riding in the back seat, according to a new survey from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
How Safe Is Your Car? 1 in 5 Vehicles Earn Top Ratings From Industry Group
One in five vehicles earned top ratings in the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety's tests, the organization announced today. IIHS evaluates "crashworthiness" (how well a car protects its occupants during a collision) as well as "crash avoidance and mitigation" (features like automatic breaking
Safest Cars of 2017 List Revealed
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released its annual list of top-rated vehicles.
Car Booster Seats for Kids Are Getting Better, Study Says
Companies that make child booster seats for vehicles are getting better at designing them to protect kids, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety said Thursday.
Only One Pickup Truck's Headlights Rated as 'Good' in New Study
Owners of the top-selling pickup truck in the United States may be disappointed that it was among the poorest performers in a recent test of headlight effectiveness. The number one seller, Ford's F-150, received multiple "poor" ratings on both its halogen and LED headlights in the new study by the
Switching Off Red Light Cameras Likely Cost Lives, IIHS Says
The sudden flash of a red light camera in the rear-view mirror can certainly put a damper on a driver's day. But those pesky cameras might have saved lives, a non-profit says. Cities that switched off their red light cameras between 2010 and 2014 saw a 30 percent increase in the number of fatal
Study Finds Many Small SUVs Have Poor-Performing Headlights
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has announced that it tested the headlights of 21 small SUVs and not one earned a "good" rating.