Fleet Favorite EVs Earn Big Safety Accolades

An electric small SUV, the 2023 Kia EV6 earned a top safety honor from the Insurance Institute for Engineers for Highway Safety. Several other EVs have also received safety recognition. Image: IIHS, Rivian, Audi/Canva Electric vehicles (EVs) have been gaining popularity with fleet operators for some time. Environmental concerns are a factor. Research shows that 75% of the 200 largest …

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Legalization of Marijuana Not Linked to Higher Collisions, Fatalities

Although experts say that using marijuana before driving can impair motor and cognitive skills, new research indicates no statistically significant effect of decriminalization on crash death rates. Photo: Canva A new study based on insurance statistics found no evidence of a link between the legalization of marijuana and higher collision and/or death rates, according to a new report. In particular, …

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Half of Small Pickups Tested Score Good Ratings on New IIHS Side Crash Test

Of the six pickups recently tested, the Nissan Frontier’s structure holds up the best. Photo: Nissan Three of the six small pickups – the Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab, GMC Canyon Crew Cab, and Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab – earned good scores in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) updated side crash tests. What’s more, the Nissan Frontier …

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IIHS Chief Proposes 4-Pronged Safe System Approach to Combat Speeding

Consistent enforcement of speed limits is one of the four parts of a safe system approach to combat speeding. Photo: Canva In a recent editorial, David Harkey, president of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the Highway Loss Data Institute, makes a case for why America should implement a safer systems approach to one of our nation’s deadliest …

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15 Automakers Now Meet Pledge to Install AEB on New Vehicles

IIHS studies have shown that front crash prevention systems with both forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking reduce rear-end crashes by 50%. By 2025, OEMs will include AEB systems in larger Class 2 vehicles. Photo: Canva Mitsubishi, Nissan/Infiniti, and Stellantis are three automakers that have met a voluntary commitment to equip most of their light vehicles for the U.S. …

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Five Popular Fleet Vehicles Score Poorly on New Crash Test

The Jeep Renegade is one of several vehicles in the fleet that received a poor rating in the new crash test. Head protection was found to be inadequate and put the head at risk of possible contact with external objects. Photo: IIHS Nine of 15 small SUVs received a poor rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) after …

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