Illuminating Results: IIHS releases report on headlight-related accident prevention

Toronto, Ontario — The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) says its headlight ratings are doing the job, as the organization reports that vehicles equipped with “good”-rated headlights are successfully staying out of collisions on the road. According to IIHS, vehicles with a “good” rating in the IIHS evaluation have nighttime crash rates that are […]

Report: Data analysis reveals improper headlight alignment may be cause of poor ratings

Recent testing by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) indicated poor performance for many headlights. However, independent data analysis seems to show that the issue may be with how the headlights are positioned.

By Mike Davey Arlington, Virginia — August 1, 2016 — Earlier this year, the US-based Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) published results of the organization’s first-ever vehicle headlight evaluations. The tests seemed to show that most vehicles had underperforming headlights. However, the cause of the poor ratings was not addressed in the IIHS report. […]