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Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

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1005 North Glebe Road, Suite 800
Arlington, VA 22201

703-247-1500 (Voice)
703-247-1588 (FAX)

Internet Resources


The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is an independent, nonprofit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to reducing deaths, injuries, and property damage that result from crashes on the nation's roads. The IIHS’s research focuses on three main areas: human factors, or preventing crashes by changing driver behavior; vehicle factors, or reducing deaths and injuries by improving vehicle design; and environmental factors, or changing roadway design, signs, and signals to reduce crashes. The Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) shares and supports this mission through scientific studies of insurance data representing the human and economic losses resulting from the ownership and operation of different types of vehicles and by publishing insurance loss results by vehicle make and model.


The Institute publishes research results and produces films on crashes, crash tests, and roadside hazards. Serial publication: Status Report (newsletter), monthly--news on Institute work and highway safety developments. Consumer brochures may be viewed and downloaded at


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Date Entered: 4/1/1998
Date Edited: 3/14/2013
Date Revised: 9/13/2004
Health Referral Number: HR0160
Accession Number: DP91A0812

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