Insurance companies versus cost and safety

Much of the political discourse in the current U.S. election centers on the issue of the value of reliance on insurance institutions to pay for, litigate, lobby on, and control the issue of safety in almost all areas of our lives. Should we pay a fee or percentage of all spending for private companies to … Read more

The 20 year war on unsafe truck parking advocacy and parking underride victims from government and so-called safety groups!

I have been an activist for underride and truck parking victims issues for 30 years now and there is one story that has never been told! The ban on parking victims and their issues and why this has occurred. The simple fact is that truck drivers have always outnumbered victims, a million fatal and serious … Read more

More will die needlessly due to unsafe guards and parking safety regulations this holiday season!

More will die needlessly due to unsafe underride guards and unsafe and immoral parking safety regulations this holiday season. Car manufacturers and truck and trailer manufacturers lobby lawmakers to continue the legality of unsafe equipment and almost zero regulation of often fatal common parking practices. Companies lack any comprehensive parking safety training and do not … Read more

Less regulation requires more government and corporate responsibility!

Coal truck with triangles

In an age of deregulation safety probably will not be required by law! You must remember that legal and moral liability and responsibility do not end with the extermination of a regulation, they actually increase! We end regulations as common sense safety procedures and equipment are expected, safe behaviors are now expected and taken for … Read more

Warning for parking victims!

Coal truck with triangles

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

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