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5 Life-Saving Car Safety Features

Car safety has evolved well beyond seatbelts and airbags, though these basic safeguards are still extremely important. The most exciting safety developments in recent years concern the rise of driver-assistive technology. These systems use lasers, radar and other technology to provide flawless support for drivers, sensing hazards they may have missed and working to actively … Continue reading 5 Life-Saving Car Safety Features

More Vehicles Pass Tougher Tests for 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick Honors

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has announced the first class of winners from its 2017 Top Safety Pick program, and despite stricter requirements, there’s been a notable increase in the number of awards given. Last year began with 61 Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ winners, while there were 82 in the … Continue reading More Vehicles Pass Tougher Tests for 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick Honors

IIHS Finds Fault With Most Pickup Truck Headlights

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) measures headlight strength for 11 pickup trucks. Modern headlights are missing the grade, including in pickup trucks. The IIHS says in a press release that the headlights on nearly all late-model pickup trucks do not illuminate correctly and in some cases they produce too much glare. IIHS Headlight … Continue reading IIHS Finds Fault With Most Pickup Truck Headlights

Teen Driver Safety: Critical Errors that Lead to Serious Accidents

Research from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) indicates that teen drivers are almost three times more likely to be killed in motor-vehicle crashes than those who are 20 or older. And the younger the person behind the wheel, the worse the numbers look: Drivers aged 16-17 have a fatal crash rate that’s nearly … Continue reading Teen Driver Safety: Critical Errors that Lead to Serious Accidents

Chrysler Pacifica Becomes First Minivan to Earn IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Honor

What do an all-new minivan, an all-new luxury crossover, and a high-efficiency electric car have in common? Well, in the case of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, Cadillac XT5 and Chevrolet Volt, that would be Top Safety Pick+ recognition from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). All three passed IIHS testing in September, with the … Continue reading Chrysler Pacifica Becomes First Minivan to Earn IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Honor

Chevrolet Empowers Parents to Monitor Teen Driving Behavior

For 2017, Chevrolet brings Teen Driver Technology to 10 models. Tracking teen driving behavior is fair game, and Chevrolet has upped the ante by helping parents monitor what goes on behind the wheel when they’re not there. We all know that teens don’t always make the wisest decisions and that’s why Chevrolet is expanding its … Continue reading Chevrolet Empowers Parents to Monitor Teen Driving Behavior