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SUV crashes through window of Hernando tanning salon

SUV crashes through window of Hernando tanning salon
The driver of the SUV was pulling into a parking spot in front of the business and hit the gas instead of the brake. The SUV crashed through a large plate-glass window, shattering it. Photos released by Hernando County Fire Rescue show the SUV inside …
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Cars That Can Avoid Crashes

Cars That Can Avoid Crashes
The IIHS recently evaluated the performance of forward collision avoidance systems offered in 74 midsize sedans and SUVs from the 2013 and 2014 model years and rated them as being either “basic,” “advanced,” or “superior,” according to whether or not …
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SUV Crashes Through Roofs of 2 Homes & You Won't Believe the Outcome

SUV Crashes Through Roofs of 2 Homes & You Won't Believe the Outcome
… driving the ambulance! Seriously though, this driver has got to be one of the luckiest people on the planet. His reckless actions could have ended his life and who knows how many others. Hopefully homeowner's insurance covers damage from flying SUVs.
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Car Bumper Crashes Are Costly Watch Hummer and other SUVs

Car Bumper Crashes Are Costly Watch Hummer and other SUVs

Car Bumper Crashes Are Costly Watch Hummer and other SUVs Crash IIHS: Federal Bumper Standards Should Apply to Light Trucks Cars, SUVs and pickups share the road, but they don’t share the same standard for bumpers. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has petitioned the federal government to regulate the bumpers on light trucks (SUVs, pickups, and vans) just as it regulates those on cars. The same bumper rules should apply to all kinds of passenger vehicles. To meet federal rules, car bumpers must be 16 to 20 inches off the ground and limit the amount of damage that can be sustained in a low-speed crash. The idea is to ensure that the bumpers on colliding cars engage, absorbing most of the energy of the impact and keeping damage away from expensive-to-repair parts – like fenders, grilles, headlights, and taillights. Car bumper rules don’t apply to light trucks. In fact, it’s still legal to sell these vehicles without any bumpers at all. Federal regulators’ longstanding thinking is that requiring light trucks to have bumpers would compromise off-road navigation and make it hard to use these vehicles at loading ramps. The Institute counters that putting damage-resistant bumpers on light trucks needn’t compromise utility. New SUV-to-car crash test results: A series of low-speed crash tests shows why. The Institute details the results in its petition to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The tests involved 4 midsize SUVs striking the back of a typical
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New high-tech system prevents crashes

New high-tech system prevents crashes

Vehicles are doing a better job of protecting people in crashes, but a new crop of advanced technology aims to prevent many crashes from happening altogether. A new study by the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) finds that one kind of advanced forward collision avoidance system is working to prevent about a quarter of the common low-speed crashes that happen in everyday commuter traffic. The study of insurance claims found that Volvo XC60 midsize SUVs outfitted with a standard collision avoidance feature called City Safety are far less likely to be involved in low-speed crashes than comparable vehicles without the system. City Safety is designed to help a driver avoid rear-ending another vehicle in slow-moving, heavy traffic. Claims under property damage liability coverage — the insurance that pays for damage to vehicles that an at-fault driver hits — were filed 27 percent less often for the XC60 than other midsize luxury SUVs. For more information: www.iihs.org