Toyota Earns the Most Top Safety Pick+ Awards

Every year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) crash tests cars and rates them on their performance. The best-performing vehicles earn what it calls the Top Safety Pick+ award. This year, Toyota earned the most Top Safety Pick+ awards, nine in total.

“At Toyota, we continue to focus on the safety and peace of mind of our customers,” said Dino Triantafyllos, Toyota’s North American Chief Quality Officer, in a statement. “We are proud that IIHS has recognized our commitment to helping protect drivers and passengers.”

The awards for Toyota include Top Safety Pick+ ratings for the Toyota Prius v, Toyota Camry, Toyota Avalon, Toyota RAV4, Lexus CT 200h, Lexus ES, Lexus RC, Lexus NX, and Scion iA.

In order for a vehicle to earn a Top Safety Pick+ recognition, it has to achieve the top “good” rating in all crash tests and offer an available front crash prevention system rated at “advanced” or “superior” with automatic braking capabilities. It is worth noting that the Scion iA was the only low-priced car available with a standard pre-collision system.

If safety is a top priority for your next vehicle, come see what these award-winning Toyota vehicles have to offer you today at Glen Toyota.

Car Seat Safety Myths that Won’t Quit

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Check out some of the most common Car Seat Safety Myths

In belated honor of Child Passenger Safety Week (which was September 13-19th), Toyota and Cincinnati Children’s national education program, called Buckle Up for Life, has taken on some of the top car seat safety myths in this news release. When it comes to the wellbeing of our children, it’s worth taking the time to make sure that we are doing everything in our power to keep them safe in the car.

Here’s a rundown of the top three car seat safety myths.

  1. Used car seats are as good as new car seats. Care-givers need to do their research here. Car seats not only have an expiration date, but they are useless if they’ve ever been involved in any kind of accident. Unless you know a car seat’s full history and expiration date, skip the hand-me down and splurge on a new seat.
  2. Older kids can sit in the front seat. All children under the age of thirteen are required to sit in the backseat, regardless of if they have grown out of their booster seat. Refer to your state’s laws before allowing a child to sit in the front seat. Better to be safe than sorry.
  3. Children don’t need booster seats. Children under a height of 4’9” should always sit in booster seats. Because seatbelts won’t correctly secure the child, the seatbelt could do more harm than good in an accident.

Proper restraints and seats are just the beginning of the safety equation. Stop by Glen Toyota today to see our lineup of car that feature today’s most advanced safety technology!