IIHS HLDI Truck Underride Roundtable in August

Not our cup of tea. Sold out victims by recommending low-speed rear underride guard regulation that just legalized guards already on the road. Groups support truck drivers issues over victims, insurance companies, and exclude victim voices that disagree. Make your own decision with information here for your informed decision.   IIHS HLDI Truck Underride Roundtable … Read more…

U.S. DOT issues Federal Automated Vehicles Policy

The Federal Automated Vehicles Policy sets out a proactive safety approach that will bring lifesaving technologies to the roads safely while providing innovators the space they need to develop new solutions. The Policy is rooted in DOT’s view that automated vehicles hold enormous potential benefits for safety, mobility and sustainability. The primary focus of the … 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…

A handfull of victims do not have the right to forgive industry for over a million victims!

We have a few trucking victims and so-called trucking victim organizations claiming they have the right to not only forgive the trucking industry for high-speed crashes maiming and killing over a million Americans but the audacity to actually praise their complete lack of effort at safety. Victims are partnering with government and industry and pursuing … Read more…

Trucking unions and insurance industry should control trucking victim activism in the U.S.?

There is in excess of one million trucking victims in the U.S., whom asked all victims if they could speak for us? If anyone including myself claims to speak for this broad group of citizens they are lying! Big money speaks and individual victim voices do not matter, if your issue conflicts with power-grabbing or … Read more…