Tractor-trailers need better under-ride guards, group says

02/18/2013 | WBBH-TV (Fort Myers, Fla.)

Under-ride guards on tractor-trailers are not effective in preventing vehicles from going beneath such trucks during a collision, resulting in about 400 fatalities and 5,000 injuries every year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is researching how to enhance the standards for under-ride guards, and the IIHS is encouraging requiring stronger guards such as those used in Canada.

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