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Latest Insurance Institute Items
For all the criticism and new legal bans, texting by drivers just keeps increasing, especially among younger motorists.
The outstanding fuel economy of the Ford Edge improves even more with the arrival of Ford's new 2.0-liter EcoBoostfour-cylinder engine for the 2012 model year.
Strong driver's license laws have led to fewer fatal crashes among 16-year-olds but with a disturbing side effect _ more fatal accidents among 18-year-olds, a nationwide study found.
The 100-percent electric Nissan LEAF has earned a 5-star overall vehicle rating for safety as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). The Nissan LEAF is the first fully electric vehicle to earn this highest distinction from the program. Starting with 2011 models, NHTSA introduced tougher tests and requirements in order to earn 5-star ratings.
The traffic-camera industry must be getting desperate. The Los Angeles Police Commission unanimously voted on June 7 to end the use of red-light cameras in America's second-largest city. Voters in Houston last year amended the city charter to compel a reluctant city council to unplug the devices, which had been generating $10 million in annual revenue.
2011 Infiniti EX Luxury Crossover Joins Infiniti M37/56 as an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety 2011 Top Safety Picks -
Aging baby boomers face another problem besides failing eyesight, aching joints and how to work the remote control.
The 2011 Honda Odyssey minivan achieved a historic safety milestone, becoming the first and only minivan to earn the highest possible safety ratings from both the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) under their respective more-stringent testing guidelines. No other minivan this year has received both a 2011 TOP SAFETY PICK award from IIHS and a "Overall Vehicle Score1" of five stars from NHTSA.
Making creative use of scientific reports to promote a political or commercial agenda is nothing new. The famous hockey-stick graph found in the United Nations report on global warming turned out to be based on manipulated data, as exposed in the Climategate e-mails. Just last month, the British Medical Journal published "How the vaccine crisis was meant to make money," a report ripping apart the supposedly definitive 1998 study linking autism to vaccine use.