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…

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…

Underride Network Emergency Safety Kit Recommendations

We recommend all drivers include a roadside emergency kit in their vehicles. During adverse weather conditions, vehicle breakdown, car fires, medical emergencies, or anytime you are forced to park on the side of high-speed roadways thinking ahead could save your life or the lives of your family and loved ones. Parking on the side of … Read more…

Underride Network want list for topics at IIHS Underride Roundtable

IIHS Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Truck Underride Roundtable SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, May 5, 2016 Download PDF Version   Please send us edits or additions for this list. Vision Zero tells us to design systems for the errant drivers and that each piece of safety hardware must be a part of the whole system. … Read more…

Time to add retro-reflective tape to single-unit trucks (SUTs)

It is time to adopt modern reflective colors for truck and trailer conspicuity enhancements and require tape on all single-unit trucks (SUTs). The Underride Network had several member activists receive awards from then President Clinton for their work for reflective tape on big rigs and trailers. We recommended then and now that fluorescent colors replace … Read more…