Underride Crash Test Event scheduled for March 26, 2019, in Washington, D.C.

IIHS Side guard crash test

We here at the Underride Network do not generally support non-energy absorbing underride guards as they are fairly worthless for protection at real-world speeds which are around 66 mph here in the U.S., when you extend underride guards out from the trailer and add energy absorbing material or piston style tubes and then shape the … 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

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

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

Why front underride or underrun is important!

Most victims are killed in front underride crashes. NHTSA’s lies about front underride are used to make other underride guards not practical. If you walk or ride a bike in America it is just about side underride guards! False. Front underrides are only high speed occurrances due to the closing speed of both the car … Read more