New ratings target backing crashes – IIHS News

IIHS news release • February 22, 2018

Rear crash prevention ratings aim to reduce parking lot collisions

ARLINGTON, Va. — Parking crashes usually don’t result in serious injuries, but repair costs can quickly mount, along with the hassle of going without the family vehicle while waiting for the body shop to finish work. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has launched a rear crash prevention ratings program to help consumers identify models with the technology that can prevent or mitigate low-speed backing crashes. Two systems earn the highest rating of superior, and four earn the second-highest rating of advanced.

Full text of release at http://go.iihs.org/news_rcp-ratings

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