IIHS HLDI Truck Underride Roundtable in August

Not our cup of tea. Sold out victims by recommending low-speed rear underride guard regulation that just legalized guards already on the road. Groups support truck drivers issues over victims, insurance companies, and exclude victim voices that disagree. Make your own decision with information here for your informed decision.   IIHS HLDI Truck Underride Roundtable … Read more…

U.S. DOT issues Federal Automated Vehicles Policy

The Federal Automated Vehicles Policy sets out a proactive safety approach that will bring lifesaving technologies to the roads safely while providing innovators the space they need to develop new solutions. The Policy is rooted in DOT’s view that automated vehicles hold enormous potential benefits for safety, mobility and sustainability. The primary focus of the … Read more…

Should all pedestrians be clad in lime green? Article at Treehugger!

We have talked about the advantages and life-saving qualities of flourescent reflective colors such as lime-green. White is the brightest color but lime-green has special visual power especially during daytime hours. You get near the brightness of white and better visual recognition. The article quotes “lime green with a wavelength of 555 nanometers is the … Read more…

Web is finally paying attention to pedestrian safety!

Today is the anniversary of my late wife Tamara Hadley’s death under an illegally parked semi-truck and I was heartened to see some attention paid to a safety issue all but ignored here in America. I hope we as victim/survivors remember that over a million victims have been killed and injured here in the U.S. … Read more…

My recommendations for the IIHS Underride Roundtable in August.

I do not support the efforts of the Underride Roundtable as they support killer stiff underride guards and have given awards to these old technology instruments of death! My recommendations for front underride issue coverage at Roundtable below: You will have to look to Europe for front underride experts, unfortunately. See https://underridenetwork.org/front-underrun-or-underride-guards https://www.transportenvironment.org/sites/te/files/media/2012%2002%20FKA%20Smart%20Cab%20study_web.pdf http://publications.lib.chalmers.se/records/fulltext/160351.pdf Your … Read more…

Article on government scare tactics and blaming changing public attitudes and thinking!

Florida’s official culture of driving blames pedestrians (and cellphones) for “vast majority” of deaths This article on TreeHugger is so important in several different directions. I have been especially interested in the corporate funding and misdirection of public interest org’s. We saw years ago MADD mounted a campaign to remove the right to sue from … Read more…

10 Investigates: Drivers Don’t Face Fines For Damaged Under-Ride Bars

Channel 10 in Columbus Ohio does an in-depth investigation of damaged and rusted underride guards on trucks and trailers in Ohio. They document multiple violations but find drivers and companies face zero fines. This is a national problem and law enforcement often pooh-pooh broken underride guards or dirty tape and lives are lost as a … Read more…

Insurance industry propaganda!

IIHS recognizes semitrailers with good underride guards! It turns out that while real safety advocates have been concerned about crashes into trucks at highway speeds, it is really crashes into trucks on low-speed roadways we should be concerned about! IIHS has the audacity to issue safety awards to trailer manufacturers for building rear underride guards … Read more…