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…

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…

Comments: MASH Style Underride Guard Crash Tests for Australia and New Zealand

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…

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…

Underride Network want list for topics at IIHS Underride Roundtable

IIHS Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Truck Underride Roundtable SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, May 5, 2016 Download PDF Version   Please send us edits or additions for this list. Vision Zero tells us to design systems for the errant drivers and that each piece of safety hardware must be a part of the whole system. … 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…