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…

Discussion of Tesla crash at Treehugger includes underride guards

I posted to a science, technology, and environment blog called Treehugger which is asking if underride guards would have protected the Tesla in a crash. http://www.treehugger.com/cars/tesla-driver-killed-autopilot-crash-would-still-be-alive-if-trailers-had-side-underride-guards.html Treehugger post: Thanks for this article. Big media have overlooked the fact that this crash involved a big truck and trailer! We now know the Tesla was traveling at … 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…