Conspicuity and Underride
Underride Guards on Big Rigs often fail in Crashes; Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Petitions Government for New StandardWatch Videos...
Big Rig Underride Hazzards
Insurance Group Cites Concerns on Underride Guards
Crash-test analysis by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows that underride guards on tractor-trailers can fail even in relatively low-speed crashes, and the group is petitioning the federal government to require stronger guards that will remain in place during a crash and to mandate guards for more big rigs and trailers.
Underride guards on big rigs often fail in crashes; Institute petitions government for new standard
Underride Safety Standards Questioned
Rear-impact guards on trucks are meant to guard against car crashes.
A Safety Measure - June 24, 2001 (OA)The Gainesville Sun / By A.P. THOMPSON / Sun staff writer / Sunday, June 24, 2001
Amy Corbin's life ended prematurely on a dark highway in 1997.
CRASH Criticizes New Underride Rule - January 18, 1996 (PR)Safety Advocates Decry Weak New U.S. Regulation That Will Fail To Stem Tide Of Violent Deaths In Rear Impact Crashes With Trucks
29-Year Delay Ends With Final Rule Requiring Inferior Underride Guard that Won't Curb Roving Guillotines Sellout to the Trucking Industry Exempts Most Trucks from Compliance
NHTSA Study Confirms Value Of Reflective Tape On Trucks
New NHTSA Study Confirms Reflective Tape On Big Trucks Reduces Crashes, Fatalities
WASHINGTON, April 30 /PRNewswire/ - A new study by the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) confirms that the reflective tape now being required to make trailers on big trucks easier to see is effective in preventing crashes.