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

Should we kill 50,000 extra people because self-driving cars are not perfect and are safer than human drivers already?

Uber_self_driving_car by Diablanco, Cropped by Coordinator, CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikimedia Commons

Diablanco, Uber self driving car, Cropped by Coordinator, CC BY-SA 3.0, commons.wikimedia.org Rand Corporation stated “Allowing wide use of autonomous vehicles when they are just 10 percent better than current American drivers could prevent thousands of road fatalities over the next 15 years and possibly hundreds of thousands of fatalities over 30 years, researchers found, … 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