Auto Glass Safety Council™ board members spent Wednesday, August 10, touring the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in Ruckersville, Va. Board members also met with IIHS officials concerning a number of safety studies that are ongoing at the independent, nonprofit organization. IIHS is funded by the major automotive insurers and is dedicated to reducing the losses—deaths, injuries and property damage—from crashes on the nation’s roads.
As a part of the visit, the board saw vehicles in various states of damage and stages of testing. Much of the damage was due to crash testing at the facility; however, a few vehicles on display were from real world crashes.
Board members in attendance included Bob Beranek of Automotive Glass Consultants in Sun Prairie, Wis.; Keith Beveridge of Novus Glass, Minneapolis, Minn.; Peter Brown of Tiny & Sons Auto Glass in Pembroke, Mass.; Mike Schenian of City Auto Glass in South St. Paul, Minn.; William Ives, a longtime attorney for the AGSC; and Debra Levy, AGSC president.
“We were very appreciative of the time and attention we received from IIHS during our visit,” said AGSC president Debra Levy. “We will have a full briefing for the membership at the member meeting on October 4th in San Antonio.”