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    Official: NHTSA releases list of 2013 models to be crash tested

    Fans of the Fiat 500, Dodge Dart and Buick Verano should prepare to avert their eyes in the coming year. Those models are among 54 to be crashed, smashed and trashed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the interest of public safety. The models in line for government ...

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    IIHS crash tests small pickups, majority flunk

    Click above for more of the IIHS side impact crash tests for small pickupsThe Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently performed side crash tests for the first time on small pickups. Their sampling included the Toyota Tacoma, Dodge Dakota, Ford Ranger, Nissan Frontier and Chevy Colorado. The ...

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    NHTSA mandates head protection on all cars by 2013

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced today that by 2013, all passenger vehicles sold in the U.S. will be required to provide head protection in side-impact crashes.The regulation comes after three years of research, which found that about 29-percent, or 9,200 people, were ...

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    IIHS tests reveals that money doesn't always buy safety

    Click the image above for a gallery of all the IIHS contenders.The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has just released its most recent round of crash tests, rating everything from the Kia Amanti to the BMW 5-series in one fell swoop. With a focus set on more luxury-oriented vehicles, the IIHS ...

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    Crash Results: Camry and RAV4 leading, Caliber makes improvement over Neon

    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) just can't stop ramming large, bumper shaped projectiles into the newest vehicles for 2007. Today the IIHS released the results of it most recent tests and it looks like Toyota is well represented at the top and the Caliber has made impressive ...

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    Car safety is changed by shape-shifting metal

    Researchers in Germany are developing a vehicle safety system that sounds like something straight out of science-fiction.The door and frame connection of a car is a weak spot in side collisions. After detecting an impending impact via mounted cameras and radar sensors, the experimental German ...

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    Vehicles get safer, but crash fatalities climb

    While new vehicles continue to sprout ever-increasing numbers of safety features, traffic fatalities still hit a 15-year high in 2005, notching 43,200 fatalities according to a recent release by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA). This represents an increase of 1.2 ...

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    Kia Sedona and Subaru Impreza get top billing in crash safety tests

    Not too long ago there was a time when Kia didn't come time mind when it came to anything, let alone safety. If there is still any doubt, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has new results that may change all that -- they called the new Kia Sedona the best minivan they've tested ...

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    Insurance Institute for Highway Safety alters crash test practices

    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has altered its testing policy for frontal offset crashes, allowing automakers of top-rated vehicles to submit test data to verify before the institute issues a rating. Nine vehicles for 2006, including the Buick Lucerne (pictured), Hyundai Azera, ...

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    NHTSA awards Explorer Sport Trac five stars for safety

    Despite the Fusion earning the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s lowest side-impact rating recently, at least Ford can celebrate a victory in SUV safety as the Explorer Sport Trac has received the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s highest rating of five stars for ...

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    Ford Fusion t-boned by low IIHS side-impact rating

    In its latest round of side-impact testing, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has dinged the 2006 Ford Fusion with its lowest score for models not equipped with side airbags. In head-on testing, the mid-sizer fared significantly better, netting an 'acceptable' rating (the ...


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