IIHS news release • April 14, 2009
New crash tests demonstrate the influence of vehicle size and weight on safety in crashes; results are relevant to fuel economy policies
ARLINGTON, VA — Three front-to-front crash tests, each involving a microcar or minicar into a midsize model from the same manufacturer, show how extra vehicle size and weight enhance occupant protection in collisions. These Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests are about the physics of car crashes, which dictate that very small cars generally can't protect people in crashes as well as bigger, heavier models.
Full text of release at http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr041409.html
New roof strength tests
IIHS news release • March 24, 2009
Roof strength is focus of new rating system; 4 of 12 small SUVs evaluated
earn top marks
ARLINGTON, VA — The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is launching a
new roof strength rating system to help consumers pick vehicles that will
help protect them in rollover crashes. Twelve small SUVs are the first to
be put to the test. Only 4 earn the top rating of good. The Volkswagen
Tiguan has the strongest rated roof, and the Kia Sportage has the weakest
among the 2008-09 models evaluated.
Full text of release at http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr032409.html
Mini and microcar bumpers
IIHS news release • June 11, 2009
Mini and microcar bumpers allow pricey damage; none of the 7 tested rates
good under new system
ARLINGTON, VA — Urban drivers often pick mini and microcars because
they're affordable, fuel efficient, and easy to park on city streets.
Fender-benders are hazards of urban driving, and just one of them can add
up to thousands of dollars in repair costs because the bumpers don't
adequately protect vehicles from damage. None of the bumpers on 7 mini and
microcars the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently tested earns
the top rating of good, and just 1, the Smart Fortwo, is acceptable. Five
out of the 7 earn poor ratings and 1 earns a marginal.
Full text of news release: http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr061109.html
Low-speed vehicle crash tests
IIHS news release • May 20, 2010
ARLINGTON, VA - Low-speed vehicles and minitrucks shouldn't share busy
public roads with regular traffic
More states are allowing a relatively new breed of vehicle on public roads,
but crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety show why the
mix of low-speed vehicles (LSVs) or minitrucks and regular traffic is a
deadly combination. LSVs are designed for tooling around residential
neighborhoods, and minitrucks are for hauling cargo off-road. While these
vehicles have a lot of appeal as a way to reduce emissions and cut fuel
use, they don't have to meet the basic safety standards that cars and
pickups do, and they aren't designed to protect their occupants in crashes.
Full text of release at http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr052010.html
Reducing Your Risks In The Crash
The best way to reduce the risks is to make sure everyone in the vehicle is
effectively restrained. This video uses test footage of what happens during
crashes to show how to get the most from occupant restraints. For example,
it shows how to buckle up properly and why you should sit back from the
steering wheel and airbag.
To obtain a DVD copy, go to http://www.iihs.org/videos/default.html
Ferrari Birthday Gift!
My dad has always dreamed about driving the Ferrari, so for his birthday
gift; we got him one. P.S. When he took a seat in the car, he thought we
got him some type of Total Gym/Bow Flex. LOL!
My game The Initiative is now available: https://appsto.re/us/hnpx0.i
You can head over to Nick DePalo's channel to view more of his films and
projects. Just click the link below.
ADAC-Crashtest: Wildunfälle „saugefährlich"
http://www.focus.de/videos - Mit einem ungewöhnlichen Crashtest VW Golf
gegen Wildschweinrotte wirbt der ADAC eindrucksvoll für Vorsicht bei
Wildwechseln. Tipp für Autofahrer im Fall der Fälle: Draufhalten, nur
bremsen, nicht ausweichen.
1959 Chevrolet Bel Air vs. 2009 Chevrolet Malibu IIHS crash test
IIHS 50th anniversary demonstration test • September 9, 2009
In the 50 years since US insurers organized the Insurance Institute for
Highway Safety, car crashworthiness has improved. Demonstrating this was a
crash test conducted between a 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air and a 2009 Chevrolet
Malibu. In a real-world collision similar to this test, occupants of the
new model would fare much better than in the vintage Chevy.
"It was night and day, the difference in occupant protection," says
Institute president Adrian Lund. "What this test shows is that automakers
don't build cars like they used to. They build them better."
The crash test was conducted at an event to celebrate the contributions of
auto insurers to highway safety progress over 50 years. Beginning with the
Institute's 1959 founding, insurers have maintained the resolve,
articulated in the 1950s, to "conduct, sponsor, and encourage programs
designed to aid in the conservation and preservation of life and property
from the hazards of highway accidents."
More information at http://www.iihs.org
The Best Burnout EVER!!!!
$300.00 special catching HELL!!! At the 2011 Burnout party!!!
This vehicle was bought to finish the show with a bang!! This was done in
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Micro and minicar roof strength test results
IIHS news release • August 20, 2009
Smart Fortwo rates good for roof strength; test is designed to assess &
compare occupant protection in rollover crashes
ARLINGTON, VA — The Smart Fortwo has the strongest roof and the Chevrolet
Aveo has the weakest among 2009 micro and minicars recently tested by the
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Smart earns the highest rating
of good compared with acceptable for the Honda Fit, Hyundai Accent, Mini
Cooper, and Toyota Yaris. The Aveo is rated marginal.
Full text of release at http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr082009.html
Crash test results for midsize family cars - IIHS news
IIHS news release • December 20, 2012
Family cars trump luxury models in new crash test; 13 cars earn 2013 TOP
SAFETY PICK+ award
A group of moderately priced midsize cars outperformed most of their luxury
counterparts in a challenging new frontal crash test conducted by the
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) on 2013 models. Of the 18
midsize family cars evaluated in the small overlap test, two earn the top
rating of good, 11 earn acceptable, three earn marginal, and two are poor.
To reward 2013 models with superior crash protection, IIHS has created the
TOP SAFETY PICK+ award, with the + indicating good or acceptable
performance in the new small overlap test. So far, 13 models qualify for
Full text of release at http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr122012.html
Crash tests of 2-door cars
IIHS news release • July 21, 2009
Crash tests of 2-door cars: Volvo & Ford Coupes earn TOP SAFETY PICK; all 5
cars tested are rated good or acceptable in demanding side test
ARLINGTON, VA — 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.
Emphasizing vehicles for family use, the Institute usually crash tests
4-door models. To evaluate the extent to which automakers are extending
crashworthiness improvements to 2-door cars, the Institute recently
conducted front, side, and rear tests of 2009 coupes including the
Chevrolet Cobalt, Ford Focus, Honda Civic, and Scion tC, all small models,
plus the midsize Volvo C30.
Full text of release at http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr072109.html
IIHS issues first crash avoidance ratings - IIHS News
IIHS news release • September 27, 2013
IIHS issues first crash avoidance ratings under new test program; Seven
midsize vehicles earn top marks for front crash prevention
A new test program by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)
rates the performance of front crash prevention systems to help consumers
decide which features to consider and encourage automakers to speed
adoption of the technology. The rating system is based on research by the
Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) indicating that forward collision
warning and automatic braking systems are helping drivers avoid
Full text of release on IIHS website at http://tinyurl.com/lhu6tf2