‘Underride Guards’ On Big Trucks Save Lives

March 16, 2013

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New evidence that those “underride guards” that have been on the back of 18 wheelers for about a decade now can save lives, in some crashes. But, a new round of crash tests from the Insurance Institute for Highway safety show that there is room for improvement. “The latest round of testing shows, yeah, they are doing a pretty good job in some conditions,” says institute research chief David Zuby. “But in other conditions, there’s room for improvement.” Interview: Jeff Gilbert talks with David Zuby from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Those guards, as their name implies, prevent cars from sliding underneath large trucks, a type of crash that has a very high fatality rate. Zuby says their crash tests show that the guards protect best in a direct hit from the rear.
http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2013/03/14/low-tech-lifesaver-in-car-truck-crashes/

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