COMMUNITY

Auto Safety

State Farm® promotes auto safety by partnering with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia®, MADD, and Safe Kids Worldwide®.

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

IIHS is an independent, nonprofit research, and communications organization. State Farm helped found the organization in the 1950s and still is an active member of the IIHS Board of Directors. For decades the IIHS has been a leader in finding out what works and doesn't work to prevent motor vehicle crashes in the first place and reduce injuries in the crashes that still occur. The Institute's research focuses on countermeasures aimed at all three factors in motor vehicle crashes (human, vehicular, and environmental) and on interventions that can occur before, during, and after crashes to reduce losses. In 1992 the IIHS Vehicle Research Center opened, including a state-of-the-art crash test facility. The Institute's affiliate organization, the Highway Loss Data Institute, gathers, processes, and publishes data on the ways in which insurance losses vary among different kinds of vehicles.

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

About the research partnership between The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and State Farm: Motor vehicle crashes remain the No. 1 cause of death among teens in the United States. Teen drivers (ages 16 to 19) have fatal crashes at four times the rate of adult drivers (ages 25 to 69). To reduce injury and death from young driver-related crashes through scientific research and outreach, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and State Farm Insurance Companies have been conducting research and providing evidence-based resources to stakeholders and families since 2006. The multidisciplinary research team employs comprehensive, rigorous methods to understand and predict teen driver crashes, in order to prevent them. We continuously update and share the latest information and tools to help prevent teen driver crashes at teendriving.statefarm.com and at teendriversource.org.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD)

MADD and State Farm have been partners since 2005. State Farm values MADD's leadership in combating drunk driving — a major cause of highway deaths and injuries — and recognizes the vital role MADD plays in reducing these deaths and injuries on America's roads. State Farm and MADD have joined efforts on a number of issues relating to drunk driving over the years.

Safe Kids Worldwide

State Farm has taken a stance on safety, especially the need for seat belt and car seat safety legislation for children. We play an important role raising public awareness of these issues with legislators, stakeholders and communities.

We partner with Safe Kids Worldwide because this organization's mission is to prevent accidental childhood injury, a leading killer of children 14 and under. Safe Kids administers the standardized National Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Certification program. State Farm is proud to support those efforts by offering grants and scholarships to organizations that facilitate community Car Seat Technician training classes.

Through our sponsorship, there are more certified CPS technicians available across the country, particularly in underserved and high-risk populations.