According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel, in the United States alone, more than 37,000 people die every year in car crashes. Another 2.35 million are injured or disabled.

Our heart is telling us that those numbers aren’t okay. We need to do something about it. In addition to following practical safety rules like wearing your seat belt, avoiding distraction and never driving under any type of influence, what else could you do to keep yourself and your loved ones safer on the road?

If you’re in the market for a new vehicle, check out the new 2017 list of Top Safety Picks from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Do your research and consider picking a ride that’s been tested and confirmed safest on the road.

From all of us here at VIP Insurance, we hope you’ll make safety a priority in all your big decisions in life.