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Two decades of speed limit increases have cost 33,000 lives, new IIHS research shows.
Vehicles with front crash prevention are less likely to to rear-end other vehicles.
A major expansion of the IIHS testing facility will allow for year-round crash avoidance evaluations.
The 2017 Lincoln MKZ earns the highest award from IIHS, thanks to modifications to its front-end structure that boosted the small overlap front rating and an improved front crash prevention system.
The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe qualifies for the top award from IIHS, thanks to improved small overlap front crash protection and an available automatic braking system that earns a superior rating.
The Ford Escape has improved from a poor to acceptable rating in the IIHS small overlap front test, thanks to structural changes to the 2017 model.
Red light camera programs in 79 large U.S. cities saved nearly 1,300 lives through 2014, new research shows. When such programs are shut down, the rate of fatal red-light-running crashes shoots up 30 percent.
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