Warning for parking victims!

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Today on the anniversary of my wife’s death I am thinking of the many injustices that can occur in the U.S. concerning truck parking enforcement. In many counties the trucking companies will be the largest employer giving generously to campaigns of prosecutors, sheriff’s and judges. It is common for high level law enforcement including state … Read more

Should we kill 50,000 extra people because self-driving cars are not perfect and are safer than human drivers already?

Uber_self_driving_car by Diablanco, Cropped by Coordinator, CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikimedia Commons

Diablanco, Uber self driving car, Cropped by Coordinator, CC BY-SA 3.0, commons.wikimedia.org Rand Corporation stated “Allowing wide use of autonomous vehicles when they are just 10 percent better than current American drivers could prevent thousands of road fatalities over the next 15 years and possibly hundreds of thousands of fatalities over 30 years, researchers found, … Read more

The U.S. allows killing by parked truck on Interstate Highways!

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How would you like your family to be killed by an unsafe parked truck and have local media proclaim the truck legally parked and government officials refuse to even issue a parking ticket. This is an common occurrence in America, as corporate and union political donations and power equal more than citizens lives in government … Read more

Comments: MASH Style Underride Guard Crash Tests

I am commenting as an American underrun victim/survivor and international  truck safety activist. I am a truck underride survivor so will be commenting on Vision Zero and Safe System, TUBS (Truck Underrun Barriers), and truck or trailer  mounted attenuators. I am also interested in safe and forgiving roadsides  and the types  of roadways and speeds … Read more

Guards tested in 1971 were better and stronger than current guards

https://hdl.handle.net/2027/mdp.39015071661196?urlappend=%3Bseq=1 https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015071661196;view=1up;seq=1   “Properly designed energy absorbing (yielding) underride guard systems can provide the advantages of reduced accelerations and crush of the impacting vehicles, better control of crash energy dissipation, and lower loadings on the truck structure.” (Lower loadings on the truck structure means the frame and support structures can withstand the forces generated at … Read more

Illegally parked trucks are still killing and maiming people and children in America!

We have been begging for 20 years for stiffer enforcement of truck parking laws and for government and so-called truck safety organizations to call for an end to deaths and crippling injuries from illegal truck parking! It is still legal to park on Interstate Highways in America with trailers having underride guards that kill at … Read more

Why front underride or underrun is important!

Most victims are killed in front underride crashes. NHTSA’s lies about front underride are used to make other underride guards not practical. If you walk or ride a bike in America it is just about side underride guards! False. Front underrides are only high speed occurrances due to the closing speed of both the car … Read more