More die needlessly due to lax guards and safety regulations this holiday season!

More will die needlessly due to unsafe underride guards and lax and immoral safety regulations this holiday season. Car manufacturers and truck and trailer manufacturers lobby lawmakers to continue the legality of under-sized reflectors and lamps (Cars much larger and brighter), 1950’s designs of underride guards (actually stronger decades ago and getting weaker),  low reflectivity … Read more

Truck parking safety tips from the Underride Network

Parked truck crashes are not and never have been fatigue related. Fatal and severe parked truck crashes happen before the driver ever gets behind the wheel! If you plan to park safely before you begin your trip the chances of an unsafely parked truck crash ever ocurring are miniscule! People stop being killed and being … Read more

Less regulation requires more government and corporate responsibility!

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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

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

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