TITLE

Underride: Still looking for Mr. Goodbar

AUTHOR(S)
Sauer, Bruce
PUB. DATE
June 2011
SOURCE
Trailer / Body Builders;Jun2011, Vol. 52 Issue 8, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author reflects on underride guards including their design and effectiveness. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has submitted a budget to the U.S. House Appropriations Committee that calls for increased vehicle safety research including testing of advanced underride guards for heavy trucks. It mentions reasons for the lack of data on the effectiveness of underride guards such as rareness of underride fatalities. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) says an underride guard must be designed to stop the vehicle.
ACCESSION #
62565287

 

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