Should all pedestrians be clad in lime green? Article at Treehugger!

We have talked about the advantages and life-saving qualities of flourescent reflective colors such as lime-green. White is the brightest color but lime-green has special visual power especially during daytime hours. You get near the brightness of white and better visual recognition. The article quotes “lime green with a wavelength of 555 nanometers is the … Read more…

Web is finally paying attention to pedestrian safety!

Today is the anniversary of my late wife Tamara Hadley’s death under an illegally parked semi-truck and I was heartened to see some attention paid to a safety issue all but ignored here in America. I hope we as victim/survivors remember that over a million victims have been killed and injured here in the U.S. … Read more…

My recommendations for the IIHS Underride Roundtable in August.

I do not support the efforts of the Underride Roundtable as they support killer stiff underride guards and have given awards to these old technology instruments of death! My recommendations for front underride issue coverage at Roundtable below: You will have to look to Europe for front underride experts, unfortunately. See https://underridenetwork.org/front-underrun-or-underride-guards https://www.transportenvironment.org/sites/te/files/media/2012%2002%20FKA%20Smart%20Cab%20study_web.pdf http://publications.lib.chalmers.se/records/fulltext/160351.pdf Your … Read more…

Article on government scare tactics and blaming changing public attitudes and thinking!

Florida’s official culture of driving blames pedestrians (and cellphones) for “vast majority” of deaths This article on TreeHugger is so important in several different directions. I have been especially interested in the corporate funding and misdirection of public interest org’s. We saw years ago MADD mounted a campaign to remove the right to sue from … Read more…

10 Investigates: Drivers Don’t Face Fines For Damaged Under-Ride Bars

Channel 10 in Columbus Ohio does an in-depth investigation of damaged and rusted underride guards on trucks and trailers in Ohio. They document multiple violations but find drivers and companies face zero fines. This is a national problem and law enforcement often pooh-pooh broken underride guards or dirty tape and lives are lost as a … Read more…

Insurance industry propaganda!

IIHS recognizes semitrailers with good underride guards! It turns out that while real safety advocates have been concerned about crashes into trucks at highway speeds, it is really crashes into trucks on low-speed roadways we should be concerned about! IIHS has the audacity to issue safety awards to trailer manufacturers for building rear underride guards … Read more…

Lack of regulation of smaller utility trailers

There have been thousands of unecessary deaths and injuries due to often unregulated utility trailors. Failure of unregulated or uninspected trailer hitches can launch heavy utility trailors as flying projectiles on our roadways. Trailers can be home built with lack of knowledge of the dangers involved of trailors or of the safety features proper construction … Read more…

Tesla crash is still an event that provokes thought and review of safety

SEE: http://www.treehugger.com/cars/tesla-driver-killed-autopilot-crash-would-still-be-alive-if-trailers-had-side-underride-guards.html Here is my latest post at Tree Hugger: We have had underride guards that are effective in crashes above 50 mph for over 30 years. Guards must be energy absorbing for proper protection in high-speed crashes, period! Increasing the length away from the truck or trailer of the underrun guard increases the critical … Read more…