ABC World News Tonight reported that a study by according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) found that headlights of 21 small SUVs tested, nearly two-thirds received a “poor” rating and none received a “good.”
Matt Brumbelow of IIHS explained to NBC Nightly News, “Some manufacturers, they’re more concerned about the styling of the headlights and the branding of the vehicle than necessarily how much light is putting on the road.”
USA Today reports that the study found “most headlights on small SUVs aren’t bright enough.”
CNN Money reports that “only four” of the small SUVs were rated acceptable. CNN Money adds that “headlights in luxury cars rated no better than mainstream models, according to the Institute.” The IIHS report “adds that headlights are often overlooked in favor of ‘jazzier high-tech crash avoidance features.’”
The AP says to “expect automakers to upgrade their lighting soon” since “starting next year, the insurance institute won’t give its coveted highest safety award to vehicles with poor headlights.”
From the news release of the American Association for Justice.