Underride Network response to Underride Roundtable Consensus

Marianne, IIHS, and Roundtable, I have worked very hard for twenty years to increase underride guard effectiveness. Since 1992 CRASH and the victim community consensus has been that nothing less than energy absorbing guards are acceptable. Stiff guards are low-speed guards and cannot be made to be high-speed. They do not protect trailer frames from … Read more…

Educate yourself to fight unscientific crash test speeds.

The vast majority of fatal underrides happen on highways at highways speeds above 50 mph. So, why do we crash test at 35 mph? Maybe so guards will not fail and the public will not be alarmed at the dire danger their loved ones face on American roadways. Educate yourself to fight unscientific low-speed crash … Read more…

We support performance based vehicle crash testing for trucks!

NHTSA crash tests new cars to rate their safety in crashes and publishes performance based on a star system thru their NCAP rating for new cars.  You might buy a car that is 5 star crash rated that passed with flying colors the 35 mph offset crash test. Why are trucks exempted? Undo influence from … Read more…