Heavy-Vehicle Crash Data Collection and Analysis to Characterize Rear and Side Underride and Front Override in Fatal Truck Crashes, DOT HS 811 725, March 2013
Analysis of Rear Underride in Fatal Truck Crashes, DOT HS 811 652 August 2012
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10200736438949337 Indiana station RTV6 airing special on underride guards
NHTSA - Vehicle Aggressivity and Fleet Compatibility Research PDFs
School Bus Under-Ride and the Yellow Jacket Split
Looking Back: Article from U.S, News and World Report from 2000 - A Safety Rule, A Fatal Flaw
Cyclist’s death prompts call formandatory truck side guards - The Star
Cyclists call for truck side guards inwake of Toronto cyclist’s death - Globe and Mail
Improved Crashworthy Designs for Truck Underride Guards in PDF
Influence of a Truck Side Under-ride Guard Height on Cabin Intrusion and Occupant Injury Potential of a Small Car in Car/Large-Truck Side Crashes Abstract (Must pay for full article)
NTEC SideView Passenger Side Blind Spot Monitoring System for Heavy Goods and similar vehicles. Removes side blind spots to improve safety, here is link to presentation on You Tube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnbWvuYglEc
Truck Injury Lawyer Blog - TruckUnderride Wrecks Preventable - NewArticle in TrialNews
IIHS Asks NHTSA for StrongerUnderride Rule Article at SafetyResearch & Strategies,Inc.
An example of truck sideunderride protection, it is time!APROSYS D224 Demonstration oftruck side design improvements inPDF
NHTSA Workshop on Vehicle Mass-Size-Safety PDF presentationsavailable for download
YouTube - Trailer Under-Ride SafetyTest 2010 - Chevrolet Malibu (IIHS)- Crash Tests
Driving Down Lane Departure Crashes in PDF - AASHTO
Summary of Large Trucks and BusesInvolved in Crashes in the U.S.,2009 statistics from FMCSA - Sloweconomy and slower pace includingsafer car designs, equal lessfatalities but more to be done.
FMCSA Issues Proposed Rule onHours-of-Service Requirements forCommercial Truck Drivers(12/23/10) FMCSA HOS proposedrule in PDF
NHTSA proposes New Safety Rules for School Buses - Small steps finally to improve safety for school children.
Volvo crash test center video - Why do governments refuse to perform extensive real world crash testing?
Mercedes-Benz Safety Truck Video - Why not better mirrors and front guards on all trucks?
IRTAD SPECIAL REPORT - UNDERREPORTING OF ROAD TRAFFIC CASUALTIES
Video in WMV format making the case for esafety systems in Europe
Tougher Vehicle Safety Standard To Protect Against Side-Impact Crashes
Blind-spot mirrors to be retrofitted to older lorries- The measure could save up to 1200 lives in Europe by 2020.
Unscientific Utube video - When an SUV rams a smaller car It get's the point across, remember, underride guards on pickups and SUVs increase safety by 50%.
U.S. Transportation Department lobbies for big vehicles and U.S. automakers
Sweden - VARIATION OF CRASH SEVERITY AND INJURY RISK DEPENDING ON COLLISIONS WITH DIFFERENT VEHICLE TYPES AND OBJECTS
Blind spots are a deadly flaw for most SUVs
ABC video: Lowering SUV's one half inch increases safety by 50%
Innovation and Stagnation In Automotive Safety and Fuel Efficiency Report in PDF
Rear Underrun Protection System in Commercial Vehicles - German Research (Includes pictures of failed and mangled EU Rear Guards)
ERSO Heavy Goods Vehicles Safety in the EU
Industries Get Quiet Protection From Lawsuits
Daytime Running Lights (DRL): A review of the reports from the European Commission
ECE R93 The European Front Underrun Protection Device Regulation PDF Document
DIRECTIVE 89/297/EEC - Lateral protection (side guards) of certain motor vehicles and their trailers
Canadian rear underride guard tests and recommendations in PDF format.
Penn State simulated car-truck crashes with varying guard heights
Composite crash cones for trucks
Australia - MUARC underrun guard recommendations
SAE web article - "The Battle of the Metals"
Penn State - Risk Higher for Truckers in Eleventh Hour
Byron Bloch's Underride Page
The Revised U.S. Driver's Hours-Of-Service Regulations
VC-COMPAT - Vehicle Crash Compatibility Project in EC 5th Framework Programme
UNICAMP IMPACT PROJECT - Learn the technical and societal issues involved in reducing underride crash fatalities and injuries.
Public Citizen's online campaign for safer and more efficient SUV's at www.bettersuv.org
Truck Safety Coalition's newly designed truck safety site
Bicycle safety activism and big trucks