Illegally parked trucks are still killing and maiming people and children in America!

We have been begging for 20 years for stiffer enforcement of truck parking laws and for government and so-called truck safety organizations to call for an end to deaths and crippling injuries from illegal truck parking! It is still legal to park on Interstate Highways in America with trailers having underride guards that kill at … Read more…

The great lie that is told to the public and media!

ADAC: 50mph crash-test shows weaknesses even in top-rated cars “The standard EuroNCAP testing procedure requires a 40mph (64km/h) frontal crash test speed, and performance at that level is the basis for the tested car’s rating.” “Germany’s ADAC testing body wanted to find out what happens if the speed is raised just 10mph (16km/h) to 80km/h … Read more…

Do safety leaders have a hidden agenda rather than solely representing trucking victims?

I have many questions for groups in the U.S. that represent they speak for U.S. Trucking Victims and U.S. Trucking Safety. I am a trucking victim/survivor and a 30 year safety and disability rights activist and I was an insider at CRASH in the past. Trucking victims and survivors represent about 3 million plus U.S. … Read more…

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…

My recommendations for the IIHS Underride Roundtable in August.

I do not support the efforts of the Underride Roundtable as they support killer stiff underride guards and have given awards to these old technology instruments of death! My recommendations for front underride issue coverage at Roundtable below: You will have to look to Europe for front underride experts, unfortunately. See https://underridenetwork.org/front-underrun-or-underride-guards https://www.transportenvironment.org/sites/te/files/media/2012%2002%20FKA%20Smart%20Cab%20study_web.pdf http://publications.lib.chalmers.se/records/fulltext/160351.pdf Your … 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…

Tesla crash is still an event that provokes thought and review of safety

SEE: http://www.treehugger.com/cars/tesla-driver-killed-autopilot-crash-would-still-be-alive-if-trailers-had-side-underride-guards.html Here is my latest post at Tree Hugger: We have had underride guards that are effective in crashes above 50 mph for over 30 years. Guards must be energy absorbing for proper protection in high-speed crashes, period! Increasing the length away from the truck or trailer of the underrun guard increases the critical … Read more…

Another Victims comments on paper presented to TRB from annaleahmary.com

Another victims viewpoints and comments on the Revised abstract and underride research presentation paper at http://annaleahmary.com presented at Transportation Research Board’s First International Roadside Safety Conference, June 12-15, 2017, in San Francisco. This paper basically outlined recommendations obtained from reviews of current underride research by this victim and others including experts that provided information and … Read more…