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IIHS Releases List of Top-Rated Booster Seats

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Things keep getting safer for children. In the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) latest round of booster-seat tests 27 newly designed chairs were rated “Best Bet,” the top score available. Continue Reading...

How Global Safety Varies Worldwide

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In the latest Status Report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the institute touches on the subject that safety isn’t a global standard and that some regions lag behind the U.S., Europe, and Australia in protecting people in crashes. Continue Reading...

Mercedes C-Class, M-Class Score Top NCAP Marks

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Ever since the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) crash tests grew more stringent in 2010, few cars have scored a five-star top rating; the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and M-Class can now be added to that exclusive list. Continue Reading...

Chevrolet Volt Battery Issues Growing, Safety Findings May Have Been Suppressed

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Joan Claybrook, a former adminstrator at NHTSA believes part of the reason for the delay was the “fragility of Volt sales.” Yet she also believes that “NHTSA could have put out a consumer alert, not to tell them [customers] for six months makes no sense to me.” Continue Reading...

2011 Scion tC Earns NHTSA Top Overall Crash Test Rating

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Another one makes the list. This time around, it’s the all-new 2011 Scion tC sports coupe that’s been awarded the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) top overall rating of five stars. The Scion tC, which made its way to dealerships in October 2010, earned top ratings in the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) and… Continue Reading...

Five Ford Vehicles Chosen As Top Safety Picks By IIHS

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Ford announced today that five of their vehicles have been selected as Top Safety Picks By The IIHS, boosting their total to 11 vehicles. The 2010 Ford Flex and Fusion, Lincoln MKZ and MKT and the Mercury Milan all scored the highest possible ratings in the IIHS’s front, side and rear impact tests as well… Continue Reading...