Let me make this simple for you: We’re making sophisticated vehicles with more comprehensive & improved technology and as a result, our cars are safer to drive. This is the gist of a new study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. According to the study (via Chicago Tribune), “The chances of a driver dying in a crash in a late-model car or light truck fell by more than a third over three years.”
Out of the study, nine models had ZERO-death rates. Three of the nine were in the Toyota family:
- Lexus RX 350 four-wheel drive, a midsized luxury SUV
- Toyota Highlander hybrid, a four-wheel drive midsized SUV
- Toyota Sequoia, a four-wheel drive large SUV
We don’t take safety lightly at Oak Lawn Toyota. Our goal is to put you in your favorite car or truck, but most importantly, to make sure that you and your loved ones travel from Point A to Point B, safely. A message from Toyota:
We design them [the vehicles] with the knowledge that safety is more than features — it’s the lives of the people who drive our cars. For us, the journey towards a safe road never ends. This belief, along with our collaborative research efforts, drives us to create advancements and innovations in safety that have helped (and continue to help) prevent crashes and protect people.
If you’re interested in learning about Toyota’s commitment to safety, please click here.
To see the comprehensive list of the highest and lowest rates of driver deaths per the IIHS study, click here.