Bumpers on 2009 models of the Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, Mazda 6, and Nissan Maxima performed better than their 2007
predecessors in low-speed crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Bumpers on the 2009 Chevrolet Malibu and 2010 Ford Fusion did worse than earlier models. Get the complete story at TheAutoChannel.com.
Roof Crash Test Results from IIHS
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released results from its
new crash test program: vehicle roofs. Get the complete story at
Crash Test Results of 2-Door Coupes
Crash tests demonstrate that occupant protection in all kinds of vehicles
is improving. However, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety doesn't
routinely test vehicles in every size/type category. But a new series of
tests were conducted to judge the crash-worthiness of this category. David
Zuby, senior vice president, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety talks
about the results.
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Volvo 50th Anniversary of Three-Point Seat Belt
On August 13, 2009, Volvo Cars will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the
standard-fit three point safety belts, which appeared for the first time on
a Volvo PV544 delivered Thursday August 13, 1959 to a Volvo dealer in the
Swedish town of Kristianstad. Get the complete story on all automotive
issues at TheAutoChannel.com.