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2014-03-27 16:21:15

ARLINGTON, Va., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- How seriously should a vehicle owner take a recall notice? A new study by the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) shows that at least one type of recall corresponds to higher insurance losses, but the risk goes down after vehicle owners are notified about the need for repairs. HLDI is an affiliate of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140327/DC92462-INFO HLDI analysts studied...

2013-10-30 12:22:05

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Americans carve pumpkins and stock up on candy ahead of Halloween, they also might want to think about finding a secure place to park their cars. Personal vehicles are almost twice as likely to be vandalized on Oct. 31 as on an average day, a recent analysis from the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) has found. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131030/DC07244) HLDI looked at insurance claims for vandalism made...

2013-09-27 12:20:26

-- New IIHS test program rates the performance of front crash prevention systems. -- Subaru Legacy and Outback are two of only seven vehicles to earn the highest possible rating for superior front crash prevention. MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - Subaru Canada, Inc. today announced top marks for front crash prevention in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) new test program. Subaru Legacy and Outback...

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2011-08-26 05:30:03

  A new study by the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) shows the Cadillac Escalade as the most stolen vehicle. The study, which looked at insurance claims from the top 80% of insurance companies from the model years 2008 through 2010, showed the SUV was six times more likely to be stolen or broken into than the average vehicle, and its overall theft losses more than 10 times as large. Matt Moore, a vice president at the institute told the Associated Press (AP) that,...

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2010-09-29 06:15:00

Texting bans for drivers are ineffective at best and could encourage furtive behavior behind the wheel, according to a study funded by United States auto insurers released on Tuesday. The Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) said it found no reduction in vehicle accident claims after bans on texting while driving went into effect in four US states -- California, Louisiana, Minnesota and Washington. Texting bans appear in the law books in most of the 50 American states, as well as Washington...

2010-09-28 09:40:00

ITASCA, Ill., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council today issued this statement related to the latest distracted driving research from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Highway Loss Data Institute: The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and its Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) today reported research that texting bans in several states have not reduced crashes. This study follows previous research from IIHS and HLDI that reported...

2010-05-06 11:04:00

ARLINGTON, Va., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent research from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety strongly demonstrates the benefits of antilock brakes for motorcycles. Based on findings that antilocks significantly reduce motorcycle crashes, including fatal ones by more than a third, the Institute is seeking a federal requirement that manufacturers equip all new motorcycles with this technology. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2010-04-05 08:39:00

ARLINGTON, Va., April 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Antilock brakes for motorcycles significantly reduce crashes, removing some of the risk that comes with riding on 2 wheels. A new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety indicates that motorcycles with antilocks versus without are 37 percent less likely to be in fatal crashes per 10,000 registered vehicle years. Bolstering this finding is a separate analysis by the affiliated Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) of insurance...

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2010-01-30 07:15:00

As state legislators across the United States enact laws banning cellphone use while driving, a new Highway Loss Data Institute study finds no reductions in crashes after hand-held phone bans take effect. Released on Friday, the study reviewed insurance claims from crashes before and after these bans took effect in California, New York, Connecticut and Washington, D.C. The study concluded that accident rates did not drop after the laws were set in motion. Adrian Lund wrote, "The laws aren't...