Newly released research from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety indicates that hybrid cars are safer in crashes than their conventional counterparts. The study suggests that the lower incidence of injury is due to hybrid cars being heavier. Greater heft credited for greater safety A recently released study by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety Read on! →


The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration proposed Wednesday that electronic stability control (ESC) systems should be mandated on all large commercial trucks, buses and motor coaches. Save 60 lives a year Already mandatory on passenger vehicles for 2012, the expanded mandate, according to the federal regulator, will eliminate more than half of the yearly Read on! →


Last year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Institute made its testing standards more rigorous, increasing the challenge for automakers to receive a five-star rating. Now the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is making a similar move with its “small overlap,” or “glancing blow,” crash test. Most of the cars tested, however, failed to make the Read on! →


The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has named the 2013 Dodge Dart and three other models to its “Top Safety Pick” list. The current list now includes 131 vehicles. Coveted Top Safety Pick list The other models added to the list were the Lexus ES 350 midsize luxury sedan, the Hyundai crossover Santa Fe and Read on! →


When we buy luxury cars, we’re buying image, prestige, performance and comfort. According to recent crash test studies by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, we may not be buying safety, however. The Detroit Free Press reports that a number of mid-size luxury cars – among them the vaunted Mercedes-Benz C-Class – did not impress Read on! →


The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released its list of Top Safety Picks. The list, which is compiled by submitting new cars for crash testing, has more cars on it than ever. List of safe cars growing every year Car makers have, over the years, become increasingly sensitive to the desire among consumers for Read on! →


The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released its annual survey of cars that are behind the most expensive car insurance claims, including both damage claims and injury claims. The most expensive car to fix is, unsurprisingly, a Ferrari, and the injury leaders are all subcompacts. List of most expensive car insurance claims for damage Read on! →


A study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has concluded that only about one in five cars are easy to install a car seat in. The survey, carried out in conjunction with the University of Michigan, found most car makers don’t install the LATCH anchor system very well. Mandated yet frustrating In 2002, according Read on! →


Recent crash tests performed on the Chevrolet Volt and the Nissan Leaf went well. Both cars, the newest entrants in green car offerings from major car makers, tested very well in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash tests. Neither car has been tested by the American government yet. Insurance Institute approves of new green Read on! →