IIHS news release • February 4, 2010
First time Institute ratings small pickups for rollover protection; only one model rates good in test that assures strength of roof
ARLINGTON, VA — The Nissan Frontier has the strongest roof and the Chevrolet Colorado the weakest among 5 small pickup trucks, all 2010 models, that recently were tested for rollover protection by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Frontier, also sold as the Suzuki Equator, is the only pickup in the group to earn the highest rating of good. The Ford Ranger is rated acceptable while the Dodge Dakota, Toyota Tacoma, and Colorado (also sold as the GMC Canyon) earn the second lowest rating of marginal.
Full text of release at http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr020410.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
Insurers Preventing Harm
Beginning with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety'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
A decade after the Institute was founded, insurers directed this
organization to begin collecting data on crashes and the cost of repairing
vehicles damaged in crashes. To lead this work and the Institute's expanded
research program, insurers named a new president, William Haddon Jr., who
already was a pioneer in the field of highway safety. In welcoming Dr.
Haddon, Thomas Morrill of State Farm said "the ability to bring unbiased
scientific data to the table is extremely valuable." This scientific
approach, ushered in by Dr. Haddon, is a hallmark of Institute work. It's
why the Institute launched the Highway Loss Data Institute in 1972 — to
collect and analyze insurance loss results to provide consumers with
Another Institute milestone was the 1992 opening of the Vehicle Research
Center. Since then, the Institute has conducted much of the research that
has contributed to safer vehicles on US roads. At the 50th anniversary
event, current Institute chairman Gregory Ostergren of American National
Property and Casualty summed up a commitment to continue what fellow
insurers began in 1959: "On this golden anniversary of the Insurance
Institute for Highway Safety, we celebrate this organization's
accomplishments toward safer drivers, vehicles, and roadways. We salute the
vision of the Institute's founders and proudly continue their commitment to
More information at http://www.iihs.org/50th/default.html
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
Weak federal standard allows deadly car-into-truck crashes
IIHS news release • March 1, 2011
Underride guards on big rigs often fail in crashes; Institute petitions
government for new standard
ARLINGTON, VA — New crash tests and analysis by the Insurance Institute
for Highway Safety demonstrate that underride guards on tractor-trailers
can fail in relatively low-speed crashes — with deadly consequences. The
Institute is petitioning the federal government to require stronger
underride guards that will remain in place during a crash and to mandate
guards for more large trucks and trailers.
Full text of release at http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr030111.html
Reducing Rollover in 15 Passenger Vans
There is documented proof that the 15 passenger van can be one of the most
dangerous vehicles on the road today in terms of rollover. Take a closer
look at the 15 passenger van and see how Roadmaster's Active Suspension
significantly enhances the safety of the vehicle.
2012 PickupTrucks.com Midsize Shootout
Find out who's the 2012 King of the Hill as PickupTrucks.com tests the
entire small-truck segment to determine which little pickups fly, and which
The trucks tested are the 2012 Chevy Colorado, 2011 Ford Ranger, 2012 GMC
Canyon, 2012 Honda Ridgeline, 2012 Nissan Frontier, 2012 Suzuki Equator and
the 2012 Toyota Tacoma.
2013 -2104 TOP 25 CRASH TEST - КРАШ ТЕСТЫ Ghibli IS i3 308 Note Tourneo Q50 CR-V C4 Adam
CRASH TEST Frontal Impact takes place at 64 Km/h, 40% of the width of the
car striking a deformable barrier. CRASH TEST In the side impact, a mobile
deformable barrier impacts the driver's door at 50 km/h. In the pole test,
the car tested is propelled sideways at 29km/h into a rigid pole.
TOP 25 CRASH TEST
Maserati Ghibli - 2013 - Crash test
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Ford Tourneo Connect - Crash Tests 2013
Volkswagen T5 - Crash Tests 2013
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV - ESC Test 2013
Infiniti Q50 - Crash Tests 2013
Ford EcoSport - Crash Tests 2013
Honda CR-V 2013 - Crash test
Citroen C4 Picasso - 2013 - Crash test
Mitsubishi Space Star - Mirage 2013 - Crash test
Toyota Corolla 2013 - Crash test
Lexus IS 300h 2013 - Crash test
Opel-Vauxhall Adam 2013 - Crash test
Mazda 6 2013 - Crash test
Qoros 3 Sedan - 2013 - Crash test
Kia Carens 2013 - Crash test
Jeep Cherokee 2013 - Crash test
Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 2013 - Crash test
Suzuki SX4 2013 - Crash test
Dacia Sandero 2013 - Crash test
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Accidents, Rollovers & Recoveries from the Eighties Video 2
PLEASE READ This is a further collection of Recovery Jobs that I did in the
late eighties. It gives you a chance to see some of the great characters
that were in the industry back in the days before it went all Health and
Safety. Plus of course a number of Policemen so comfortable with what they
were doing, that they allow their sense of humour to show through.
The Stripper was for one of our HGV drivers who was always playing tricks
on people and his wife knew that if she set him up at home, he would see
right through it, So we did it at work using a real Police Officer the
driver knew, to introduce the lady as his new navigator.
I know some of the technics look appalling now, but we knew what we were
doing and I never 'lost a man on my watch'! If anyone recognises
themselves, please take a moment to say hello.You will find several more
collections like this on my 'U-Tub' Channel.
2012 Ultimate 4x4 Shootout
After our Duel in the Desert challenge in which Mopar's Ram Runner beat the
Ford SVT Raptor, we decided to let truck makers offer us their biggest and
baddest off-road trucks for our Ultimate 4X4 Shootout. The contestants are
the 2012 Ford SVT Raptor, 2012 Nissan Frontier Pro-4X, 2012 Ram Power Wagon
ST and 2012 Toyota Tacoma TRD Baja. Each pickup competed in a grueling list
of off-road and on-road challenges.
1979 Chevy Silverado K20 / GMC Pickup | Frontal Crash Test by NHTSA | CrashNet1
Chevrolet K20 Fleetside / GMC C/K Wideside
Impact speed 30mph
Head injury criteria(HIC):Driver-no data, Passenger-710
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