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…

A few facts to consider about the moral failing of no side guards on trucks and trailers in America

We often are not told how safety regulations are harmonized among countries to maintain the compatibility of their regulations and vehicles for commerce. We are not told that other countries look to the U.S. when formulating their own safety regulations. We believe Canada watered down their rear guard regulation in order to harmonize with weak … Read more…

NYC Vision Zero and phony side guards will wreck national safety efforts

Sometimes it is just karma. Two life-long best friends each had little sisters that were also life-long friends. I and my best friend were riding in the back seat of a drivers education car when we crashed into someone’s front yard. My best friend’s big brother married the little sister driving that car, a few … Read more…

VOLPE and big city bike only side skirts threaten efforts to regulate side guards to save lives

84% of fatal victims of side underride are passengers in motor vehicles. Victims have worked for over twenty years to achieve national side underride regulation in the U.S. for all road users, dividing political groups representing different road users defeats efforts for side guards regulations for trucks and trailers. Industry efforts to lobby for aerodynamic … Read more…

Why front underride or underrun is important!

OK, if you have not posted comments to the NHTSA Rear Underride Guard Rulemaking yet, see the posts under this one and get that comment posted, it takes 5 minutes with some PDF facts from us you can attach to your comment. Now, some truth telling! NHTSA has been lying to the American public since … Read more…