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IIHS Senior V.P. Russ Rader on rating how well cars do in front crash prevention tests.

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  1. The 11 Most Dangerous States for Drivers

    When it comes to road safety, dangerous states outnumber safe ones, according to a new report.In its latest Roadmap to State Highway Safety Laws report, the safety g...

  2. Are YOU the Mean Holiday Driver Everyone Hates?

    Anyone who's watched shoppers morph into storm troopers while grabbing bargains knows how intense the holidays can be. The seasonal crazy-making also leads to aggres...

  3. Who's the Safer Driver, Young or Old?

    They're the car crashes that make the headlines. An elderly driver hits the gas instead of the brake and slams into a crowd of people, or blithely turns left into th...

  4. When a Deer Crashes Into Your Auto Insurance

    Which animal poses the biggest threat to humans? Bears, maybe? Or sharks?Nope -- in North America, at least, the answer is: Bambi.According to a widely cited statist...

  5. Are Safer Cars Cheaper to Insure?

    Question: Are car insurance rates better for autos that have high safety crash-test ratings? Will owning such a car cause my premium to go down?Answer: Safety rating...

  6. Small Cars Come Up Short in IIHS Crash Tests

    Only half of the small cars evaluated in a closely watched crash test were given ratings of "good" or "acceptable," as the auto industry continues to face safety cha...

  7. Best Vacation Rental Cars

    Whether you don't want to put a lot of miles on your family car or are flying and need transportation when you arrive, renting a car makes sense. In the spirit of fa...

  8. The One State Where Car Insurance Got Cheaper

    If you were alive and consuming in 1989, you probably are paying much more for everything today than you were then. The average new car -- only the fancy ones had ai...

  9. Heads Up! Yes, that's a Map on the Windshield

    Garmin, a digital navigation company, is bringing maps to the big screen: The company just launched a product that beams GPS info on your windshield, not far from th...

  10. 6 Cars Loaded With Safety Features

    Whether you're the designated driver for your precious cargo or your teen is getting behind the wheel for the very first time, safety matters just as much as price w...

  11. Top 6 Dog-Friendly Cars

    Your dog is a family member. So, it makes sense that you want your pooch to travel in safety and comfort.Recognizing that 78.2 million people own dogs, according to ...

  12. How to Window Shop for Your Auto Insurance

    Easy money is hard to come by during the best of times, let alone in the wake of the Great Recession.But spending as little as one hour shopping for auto insurance c...

  1. General Motors Scores High in SUV Crash Test

    Despite safety improvements, many midsize SUVs still do not hold up well in minor front crashes, according to vehicle safety watchdog Insurance Institute for Highway...

  2. Got $1,000? Buy a Crash-Avoidance System for Your Car

    Crash-avoidance systems have been reserved for newer vehicles, mostly luxury models. But now anyone with a 2000-model car or younger and willing to buy one can have ...

  3. Is it Safe for Child to Sit in 2-Seat Car?

    Dear Driving for Dollars, My husband drives a small pickup with just two seats. Is it safe for my 8-year-old daughter to ride in this two-seat car? -SandraDear Sandr...

  4. Senior Drivers Having Fewer Crashes

    Good news, your aging parents -- and even elderly grandparents -- may be safer behind the wheel than you'd think.  The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) ...

  5. Report: Senior Driving Deaths Dip Since 1995

    Seniors are driving more but dying less in crashes than they did two decades ago, according to a new report by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).Fata...

  6. Radar Detectors and Your Car Insurance

    In most states you can use a radar detector for personal use to avoid speeding tickets, and there's really not much your car insurance company can do about it.A rada...

  7. In 2018, Your Car Will Know When You're Drunk

    One day, a friend might not have to take your car keys away if you overindulge. Instead, it could be up to your car to determine whether you're sober enough to drive...

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