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    Record number of booster seats earn highest rating from IIHS
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    Ah, booster seats, the last removable throne before children earn the privilege of sitting their butts directly on a car's seat, which they'll then refuse to do until the day they turn 16 and start driving themselves. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety began testing booster seats back in ...

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    Study: Car-on-truck crashes less deadly
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    According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, today's pickup trucks and SUVs pose less of a threat to drivers in cars and minivans than they did in the past. For the first time in recent memory, trucks and SUVs aren't more likely to be involved in crashes that involve fatalities than ...

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    Official: Chevy Sonic officially rated 40 mpg, earns Top Safety Pick [w/video]
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    General Motors was proud to show off a bit of recent crash testing done with its 2012 Chevrolet Sonic, and for good reason, too. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has officially highlighted the subcompact cruiser as a Top Safety Pick. To qualify, the Sonic needed to earn 'Good' scores in ...

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    Official: Audi A6 and VW Passat earn pair of IIHS Top Safety Picks
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    It's a big deal when the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety honors a vehicle with a Top Safety Pick designation, and now the 2012 Audi A6 and 2012 Volkswagen Passat can join the big deal club. The IIHS gave both VW Group vehicles the award after they received top scores in stringent front, ...

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    Official: Dodge Durango snags Top Safety Pick laurels from IIHS [w/video]
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    Chalk one up in the win column for Chrysler. The 2011 Dodge Durango has earned the title of Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. That's a nice step forward over previous generations, which failed to achieve the honor. Now, however, any Durango built after May of 2011 ...

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    Consumer Reports launches crash test video player [w/video]
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    We love a good crash-test video as much as the next auto-obsessive website, and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is chock full of them. Unfortunately, the insurance watchdog used a video player system most likely designed back when Geocities was an Internet staple. Now, however, the ...

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    Study: Survey says U.S. drivers want red light cameras
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    Having written a number of pieces on red light cameras, we have come across surveys that showed a group of people being in favor of the intersection sentinels, but we have never come across a survey in which a majority of people in a particular city actually lobbied for the automated ticket ...

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    Official: 2012 Saab 9-4X earns IIHS Top Safety Pick
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    The Cadillac SRX and the Saab 9-4X may look quite a bit different, but the two vehicles are based upon the same hardware and are built in the same plant in Mexico. Since the SRX has already been given a "Top Pick" designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, does that mean that ...

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    Infiniti EX35 nabs Top Safety Pick from IIHS, Acura RDX falters
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    The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety is tough on vehicles. The institute's crash tests are among the most difficult to ace, with very high standards for front and side impacts, plus rigid roof strength standards. But while some vehicles struggle to achieve the top score of "Good," the ...

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    2011 Saab 9-5 and Volkswagen CC earn IIHS Top Safety Pick awards
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    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has awarded two vehicles Top Safety Pick awards. After testing eight mid-size to large sedans, the IIHS has called out the 2011-12 Volkswagen CC and 2011 Saab 9-5 for its highest award. Both vehicles earned "good" ratings for front, side, rear and ...

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    Report: Certain Chevrolet, Nissan owners most likely to die in a car crash?
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    We've got some sour news for you if you've got a Chevrolet Aveo, Chevrolet Cobalt, Nissan 350Z or Nissan Titan in your driveway. According to a new study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, owners of those particular vehicles are more likely to die in an auto accident than ...

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    Official: IIHS tests brace of new small cars, many earn Top Safety Pick status [w/video]
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    Thirteen enter, six leave ... with Top Safety Pick awards. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety spent some time driving (and smashing) a big group of small cars. Six of those cars received top honors from the IIHS by scoring a rating of "Good" across the board. The 2012 Ford Focus, 2012 ...

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    Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf earn Top Safety Picks in first IIHS electric vehicle crash tests
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    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has completed its first test of mainstream plug-in vehicles, and both the 2011 Chevrolet Volt and the 2011 Nissan Leaf have were named "Good" for their front, side, rear, and rollover crash protection. Testing procedures for these plug-in vehicles were ...

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    Ford Edge, Lincoln MKX earn IIHS Top Safety Pick Awards
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    When the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety first crash tested the 2011 Ford Edge and 2011 Lincoln MKX, the crossover twins came close to becoming a Top Safety Pick. So why didn't the Edge and MKX take home the prestigious safety honor? The soft-roading duo didn't quite measure up to the ...

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    2011 Hyundai Equus named IIHS 'Top Safety Pick'
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    Our long-term Hyundai Equus has already impressed our staff with its copious level of luxury refinement and general largess. Now Hyundai can put another notch in the belt of its luxury sedan after being designated an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick. The Equus won the ...

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    2012 Volvo S60 earns IIHS Top Safety Pick award
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    Volvo can stick another feather in its safety cap. The 2012 S60 has officially been awarded an IIHS Top Safety Pick judgement by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. That means the sedan managed to net top ratings in all IIHS crash tests, including front, side, rollover and rear ...

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    Mazda3 earns Top Safety Pick award from IIHS
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    The Insurance Istitute for Highway Safety has awarded the 2011 Mazda3 its coveted Top Safety Pick award. Both the 3 hatchback and sedan received "good" ratings when put up against the IIHS's roof crush machine, which applies constant pressure to the roof of the car. To earn a "good" rating, the ...

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    IIHS awards Top Safety Pick to 2011 Honda Odyssey, GM Lambda CUVs
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    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has announced that the 2011 Honda Odyssey, Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia have all been named Top Safety Picks, the organization's highest honor. The Odyssey is the second minivan to earn the award since IIHS added roof strength ...

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    IIHS: Underride guards on semi trucks can fail even at low speeds
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    Insurance Institute for Highway Safety semi trailer crash test - Click for high-res image gallery
    A new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has found that underride guards on semi trailers are prone to failure. Despite major advances in passenger car safety since the mid-1970s, ...

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    2011 Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 earn Top Safety Pick awards
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    2011 Dodge Charger – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It's no secret that the 2011 Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 are more attractive and are substantially more refined than the models they replace. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the new LX-platform twins ...

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