Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Are motorcycles really more dangerous than cars?

Compared with people driving cars and trucks, do motorcycle riders face a higher risk of death or injury in a crash? Find out what motorcycle manufacturers and some riding gear companies are doing to make your next two-wheeled adventure a lot safer.

9 Safest Cars On The Road Today

What are some of the safest cars on the road today? Join Scott and Ben as they break down the stats and find out.

Let's say that you're shopping for a new car. What are some of the key characteristics that you're likely to be looking for? Well, aside from appearance, comfort and performance features, there's a good chance that you're also looking for a car that's safe. In fact, for some car shoppers, that's the number one selling point.

I love small cars. I always have, and I probably always will. I enjoy everything about them. In addition to the easy parking, the (typically) decent fuel economy and increased maneuverability, I simply enjoy being close to the ground in a low and wide car. How low? Well, let's just say that if I can reach out of the driver's side window with my left arm and touch the ground with my fingertips, then I know I'm in the right-sized car for me. However, a car of this size isn't very practical for everyday use -- to and from work, the grocery store and so on -- so a small, sporty, fun-to-drive compact car makes a nice replacement for those times. It's just what I'm drawn to. I like cars that are the size of the Honda Fit, the Toyota Yaris and the smart fortwo. I really do. And that's why yesterday's news was so unsettling.