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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was created by the Highway Safety Act of 1970 as an agency of the United States government’s executive branch and their Department of Transportation. Today, the NHTSA is primarily known for authoring and applying Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and conducting crash testing—vehicles that receive the annual NHTSA […]

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What to Know for National Work Zone Awareness Week

What to Know for National Work Zone Awareness Week

Ah, springtime — birds singing, flowers in bloom, and orange barrels dotting the highway. While road work zones may not be the most idyllic facet of spring, a little awareness and some safe driving can save lives. That’s why the American Traffic Safety Services Association created National Work Zone Awareness Week, which is typically observed […]

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2019 Honda HR-V Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick

2019 Honda HR-V Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick

The Honda HR-V has made big forward strides for the 2019 model year, earning Top Safety Pick certification from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety after improving in several areas over the 2018 model. The 2019 HR-V earned the highest possible score of “Good” in the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, seat, and head […]

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2019 Honda CR-V Earns Top Safety Ratings from IIHS

2019 Honda CR-V Earns Top Safety Ratings from IIHS

The 2019 Honda CR-V has been rated among the safest vehicles on the road by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety with top marks in every crashworthiness evaluation. The IIHS found that with the CR-V’s available suite of Honda Sensing active safety technologies, including automatic emergency braking, the CR-V earned the highest possible score of […]

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How Did Car Safety Crash Tests Originate?

How Did Car Safety Crash Tests Originate?

Crash tests are a necessary and commonplace part of releasing a car on today’s market. Consumers rely on the scores and ratings produced by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to make educated buying decisions. Crash tests weren’t always part of the design and evaluation process of new automobiles. […]

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All 2018-19 Honda Models Claim 5-Star Safety Rating

All 2018-19 Honda Models Claim 5-Star Safety Rating

As the year comes to a close, Honda has something big to celebrate: every 2018-2019 model tested this year has earned the highest-possible five-star score for overall vehicle safety in crash testing by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, making the Honda lineup one of the safest in the industry. Of the 12 tested models, […]

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2019 Honda Insight Named IIHS Top Safety Pick+

2019 Honda Insight Named IIHS Top Safety Pick+

It’s getting increasingly difficult to earn the IIHS’s Top Safety Pick+ award, the most coveted safety recognition in the automotive industry, but the all-new 2019 Honda Insight managed it with remarkable ease, acing every test the institute threw at it. To qualify for the award, a vehicle must earn the highest possible rating of “good” […]

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2018 Mazda CX-5 a Top Safety Pick+ IIHS Recipient

2018 Mazda CX-5 a Top Safety Pick+ IIHS Recipient

A month after the 2018 Mazda CX-9 earned a five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, its compact cousin has also received recognition, this time from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. When equipped with the Adaptive Front-Lighting System, the 2018 Mazda CX-5 earned a 2018 Top Safety Pick+ rating. As of […]

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2018 Ford Expedition Gets Five Stars for Safety from NHTSA

2018 Ford Expedition Gets Five Stars for Safety from NHTSA

The 2018 Ford Expedition has been a significant boon for Ford in 2018, commanding an average of $61,400 per transaction in May — up $12,300 from the average take in 2017 — and taking only 19 days to turn. A big reason for its popularity is its appeal to families, which is confirmed by the […]

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2018 Mazda CX-9 Earns Top Safety Ratings from NHTSA

2018 Mazda CX-9 Earns Top Safety Ratings from NHTSA

Mazda has a reputation for designing cars that bring dynamic beauty to a whole new level of life while elevating the driving experience. Even with all this focus on its renowned “Soul of Motion” design, Mazda has not forgotten about safety — and that is something Mazda emphasizes and excels in just as well. The […]

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Ford, Datang Complete C-V2X Trials At National Intelligent Vehicle Pilot Zone in Shanghai

Ford, Datang Complete C-V2X Trials At National Intelligent Vehicle Pilot Zone in Shanghai

Ford and Datang have completed their Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything tech (C-V2X) trials in China with the consensus being that of rousing success. The trials launched in 2017 at Shanghai’s National Intelligent Vehicle Pilot Zone, building on Datang’s advancements in LTE-V2X technology. C-V2X technology enables a vehicle to comprehend the environment around it, making it, the driver, […]

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What Is an AMBER Alert, and Why Does It Appear on Highway Signs?

What Is an AMBER Alert, and Why Does It Appear on Highway Signs?

If you’ve been driving down the highway and seen a description of a vehicle flash across a digital screen above the road, it’s no doubt gotten your attention—and that’s on purpose. Those vehicle description broadcasts are part of the AMBER (“America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response Plan”) Alert program. If you’re seeing one, it’s because a child […]

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Survey Reveals Senior Drivers are Jeopardizing Their Driving Safety

Survey Reveals Senior Drivers are Jeopardizing Their Driving Safety

Staying in control of a vehicle and staying safe on the road is tricky at any age, but as drivers get older the dangers associated with driving increase. The good news is that are ways to advance safety while driving; the bad news, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, is that most senior […]

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Safety Ratings for 2018 Hyundai Models Announced: How Did Your Vehicle Score?

Safety Ratings for 2018 Hyundai Models Announced: How Did Your Vehicle Score?

As the majority of Hyundai’s 2018 lineup is arriving at dealerships—or at least is moving off the factory lines—we’re starting to hear what the the safety ratings of the automaker’s latest models are. As in years past, Hyundai has received high marks from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety […]

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2018 Honda Odyssey Earns Top Safety Scores from NHTSA & IIHS

2018 Honda Odyssey Earns Top Safety Scores from NHTSA & IIHS

As a family vehicle, the Honda Odyssey has always made the pursuit of safety one of its biggest priorities. Clearly, that hasn’t changed with the 2018 Honda Odyssey, which has just earned the highest possible safety ratings from both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NTHSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). In […]

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The Safe Choice: Vehicles with the Highest Safety and Resale Value

The Safe Choice: Vehicles with the Highest Safety and Resale Value

When you are deciding on a vehicle to purchase, you must take a few factors into consideration. Not only do you have to consider the vehicle’s cost, but you must carefully research a vehicle’s safety rating and resale value. A vehicle with a high safety rating will be able to withstand the impact of a crash […]

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NHTSA Investigating 105,000 Jeep Liberty Vehicles for Possible Safety System Malfunctions

NHTSA Investigating 105,000 Jeep Liberty Vehicles for Possible Safety System Malfunctions

Depending on the results of the investigation, a recall could potentially be issued for the Jeep vehicles

Less than a month ago, FCA issued a massive recall for more than 1.25 million Ram truck models due to a malfunction in their safety systems. Now another recall might be right on the horizon for FCA, this time involving one of its Jeep vehicles. The U.S. Government is currently investigating 105,000 Jeep Liberty vehicles […]

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Head of NHTSA Position Still Open, Safety Advocates Worried

Head of NHTSA Position Still Open, Safety Advocates Worried

Lately, news about cars has talked a lot and loudly about the EPA, including who was the new EPA head, what the old EPA was doing just before Scott Pruitt took the position, what would happen if the EPA were just disbanded, what would happen if the funding disappeared, and the fate of the emissions […]

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