Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

A young boy gestures from his new child seat. (credit: Bruno Vincent/Getty Images)

New Booster Safety Ratings Released

New safety ratings are out to help parents keep young children safe in the family car.

11/06/2014

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22 Cars & Crossovers Among Insurance Institute’s Top Safety Picks

Out of the hundreds of makes and models of vehicles on American roadways only 22 can say they are among the safest on the road – that according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

CBSDFW.COM–06/10/2014

2014 Chevy Impala (Photo Credit: General Motors)

Chevy Impala Among 8 Vehicles To Earn Top Rating For Collision Warning

The 2014 Chevrolet Impala is the only non-luxury car to earn the highest rating in tests of high-tech crash prevention systems.

05/29/2014

A 2014 Ford Explorer XLT performs a full-frontal crash impact test into a wall at 30mph at the Crash Barrier Dearborn Development Center. (Source: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Chevy, GMC & Toyota Earn Top Ratings In Crash Test

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety looked at nine 2014 models, but only three of them got good crash ratings. The Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain and Toyota Highlander earned the top safety picks.

04/08/2014

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Safety Institute Suggests Booster Seats Until Kids Reach 12

The safety message couldn’t be clearer: seat belts save lives. But, experts are reminding parents that seat belts were built for adults, so children may need to stay in booster seats much longer than is legally required.

CBS 11–11/07/2013

A woman talks on a cell phone as she drives. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Mag Lists North Texas Cities With Most Dangerous Drivers

Out of 100 U.S. locations, Men’s Health Magazine puts Dallas near the top of the list of cities with the most dangerous drivers.

03/13/2012

A Cadillac emblem decorates the grill of an Escalade. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Study: Escalade Most Likely To Be Hit By Thieves

The Cadillac Escalade, a top pick of the rich and famous ranging from Hollywood celebrities to Wall Street executives, is also the favorite choice of thieves.

08/25/2011