IIHS: SUV-Car Crash Deaths Down Significantly

The Detroit Bureau - September 28, 2011

The Insur­ance Insti­tute of High­way Safe­ty reports that fatal­i­ties from SUV-car crash­es are only about one-third as preva­lent now as they were 10 years ago. A decade ago, IIHS found that col­li­sions between cars and SUVs weigh­ing 3,000 to 3,499 pounds result­ed in 44 deaths for each mil­lion reg­is­tered vehi­cles. Between 2008 and 2009 that num­ber had fall­en to 16 fatal­i­ties per mil­lion vehi­cles. New designs and safe­ty fea­tures are cred­it­ed with mak­ing the dif­fer­ence.