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Definition of IIHS - Insurance Institute for Highway Safety



IIHS: The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (www.iihs.org) is an independent, nonprofit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to reducing the losses — deaths, injuries, and property damage — from crashes on the nation's highways. It offers safety ratings on practically every passenger vehicle in the U.S. Ratings in some cases can go back 12 years or more.


The United States two major safety rating organizations are the government's National Highway Transportation Safety Administration and the non-profit Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

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