Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) News

U.S. Moves to Permit Euro-Style, Low-Glare Headlights

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it is moving to allow advanced headlights known as “adaptive driving beams” to be used in vehicles on U.S. roads that could help prevent nighttime crashes. The agency said it was acting in …

IIHS Tests Expose Risks of Semi-Autonomous Driving Systems

Cars and trucks with electronic driver assist systems may not see stopped vehicles and could even steer you into a crash if you’re not paying attention, an insurance industry group warns. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, in a paper …

This Month and Today In Particular Are Deadliest for Auto Crashes

It’s not Super Bowl Sunday or even New Year’s Eve that makes for the most lethal day on U.S. highways. It’s Aug. 2. Today, Thursday Aug. 2, is when, on average, car wrecks are likely to kill more Americans than …

Cycling Safety: Insurance Industry, Virginia Tech Rate Biker Helmets

The next time you hop on a bicycle to head across town, consider this: your helmet may not perform well enough in an accident. A first-of-its-kind study using the latest techniques for simulating head injuries found significant variations in how …

Deadly Crashes Involving Pedestrians on the Rise in Georgia

So far this year, 111 pedestrians have been killed on state roads – an increase of 16 percent from this time last year, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation. In 2017, 260 pedestrians were struck and killed in the …

Studies Show Automated Car Safety Technologies Are Preventing Crashes

Safety systems to prevent cars from drifting into another lane or that warn drivers of vehicles in their blind spots are beginning to live up to their potential to significantly reduce crashes, according to two studies released Wednesday. At the …

Driver-Assist Technology Could Lead to Deteriorating Driver Skills, Researchers Say

If a car can hit the brakes in an emergency and check blind spots, will that make worse drivers? Increasingly, automakers are worrying it may. Driver-assist technology that keeps cars in their lanes, maintains a safe distance from other vehicles, …

How Tesla’s Model S Fared in Insurance Safety Test

Tesla Inc.’s Model S did not get the top score in certain tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the agency said on Thursday. Chevrolet Impala, Ford Motor Co.’s Taurus and Tesla’s Model S were the three sedans …

Most Car Makers in No Rush to Make Automatic Braking Standard Equipment

Big automakers are rushing to launch self-driving cars as early as 2021, but the industry’s major players are moving slowly when it comes to widespread deployment of a less expensive crash prevention technology that regulators say could prevent thousands of …

Insurance Safety Institute Elects Board Members; Allstate’s Yager Becomes Chairman

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is pleased to announce the election of Floyd M. Yager as the new chairman of its board of directors. Yager is senior vice president, property product management, Allstate Insurance Co. He succeeds Jack Salzwedel, …