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Anti-Lock Brake System Debate

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Reprinted from The Safety Record, Volume 7, Issue 3, November 2010 WASHINGTON, D.C. – ABS brakes have been around since 1929; they were applied to automobiles in the early 1970s; today they are standard on many new vehicles and serve as the basis for electronic stability control systems. That they are effective is a matter [...]

IIHS Rates Booster Seats; New Study Examines Effectiveness

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Reprinted from The Safety Record, Volume 6, Issue 6, December 2009 ARLINGTON, VA — The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released its latest ratings for boosters, and out of 60 models gave 15 models high marks and dinged 11 as “not recommended.” Meanwhile, a statistical analysis of the association between booster seat use and the [...]

The New De Facto Roof Strength Standard? IIHS Raises the Bar

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

Reprinted from The Safety Record, Volume 6, Issue 1, January/February 2009 WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s effort to write a new roof strength standard drags into its fourth year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has gone ahead and created one that is far more stringent than anything the agency [...]