3 edition of Underride safety protection found in the catalog.
Underride safety protection
Kimberly J. Vachal
2007 by Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, North Dakota State University in [Fargo, N.D.] .
Written in English
The North Dakota legislature recently passed a law to exempt the state"s agricultural truck fleet from a requirement for rear-guard equipment as federally mandated large trucks. This analysis presents the public safety benefit-cost assessment of the device in terms of crash injury severity associated with agricultural truck rear-end crashes. It is based on North Dakota truck crash data and other research conducted on this type of crash where the passenger vehicle collides with the rear of the truck. The injury avoidance benefits and commercial vehicle safety grant benefits are estimated to be $11.4 to $20.2 million over the seven-year depreciable truck life. These public safety benefits are substantially higher than the estimated lifetime cost for the rear-guard equipment and maintenance of $8.1 million. In addition to the substantial public safety benefit, noncompliance with the federal mandate may be result in the loss of certain transportation infrastructure funds.
|Statement||Kimberly Vachal, Esther Tumuhairwe, and Mark Berwick.|
|Series||UGPTI department publication -- no. 196, UGPTI publication -- no. 196.|
|Contributions||Tumuhairwe, Esther., Berwick, Mark D., Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute.|
|LC Classifications||HE5614.3.N63 V33 2007|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||18 p. :|
|Number of Pages||18|
|LC Control Number||2008377511|
Author information: (1)Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Vehicle Research Center, Dairy Rd., Ruckersville, VA , USA. [email protected] Current requirements for rear underride guards on large trucks are set by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) and The Cited by: 6. The catastrophic impact of underride crashes was highlighted in May, when a self-driving Tesla hit a blueberry hauler in Florida, killing the year-old occupant. But the danger has been well. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on July 17 announced an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking seeking comment on the cost benefits of underride .
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Truck underride rules may be expanded by NHTSA. The agency may soon require underride guards on the backs of trucks to save lives in rear-end collisions. Semi-trailers already have underride guards. Single unit trucks, such as dump trucks, are not required to have them.
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Underride accidents are among the most catastrophic and horrific types of traffic accidents, killing hundreds of people every year and injuring many more. In recent years, critics have called for increased regulations regarding truck underride safety, hoping to prevent devastating truck accidents from occuring.
Meanwhile, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has developed a ranking system to recognize semitrailer manufacturers who have enhanced safety. An improved automatic underride protection actuator for a trailer, the trailer being translatable over a ground surface, includes a rotatable ramp that is shiftable between a ground engaging load/unload disposition when the tiltable bed is in the load/unload disposition and an underride protection disposition when the tiltable bed is in the transport disposition.
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“In the AngelWing test, the underride guard bent but didn’t allow the car to go underneath the trailer, so the car’s airbags and safety belt could properly restrain the test dummy in the driver seat.
In the second test with no underride guard for protection. In the other scenario, the trailer was equipped with an AngelWing Side Underride protection device –manufactured by Airflow Deflector Inc. Instead of riding under the trailer and allowing for passenger compartment intrusion, this innovative side underride guard allowed the car’s airbags to deploy and its crumple zone to help diffuse.
Side Underride Guards for Semi-Trailers Designed to protect vehicle occupants if a side collision occurs Tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and most of the trailer manufacturer’s in.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. “Rear impact protection,” requires that heavy trailers and semitrailers be equipped with underride guards in order to reduce the risk to passenger vehicle occupants in crashes in which a passenger vehicle impacts the rear of a heavy truck trailer or a semitrailer.
Compliance with these. Underride Safety Protection: Benefit-Cost Assessment of Rear-Impact Guards for the North Dakota Farm Truck Fleet Article (PDF Available) in Traffic Injury Prevention 10(2) May with. However, the American Trucking Associations notes that while side underride may improve safety, overall crash protection has several complicating factors – like engineering tradeoffs involving.
Get this from a library. Task 4 test report for development of compliance test for truck rear underride protection. [R Baczynski; S Davis; United States. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.; Dynamic Science, Inc.]. A study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that side underride guards offer similar safety benefits as rear-mounted guards.
IIHS said in its report that inpeople. The Truck Safety Coalition presented the Distinguished Safety Leadership Award to Greer Woodruff, Senior Vice President of Safety, Security, and Driver Personnel of J.B.
Hunt Transport Services, Inc. for his outstanding and longtime dedication to improving truck safety. The award was presented during the Underride Roundtable at the Insurance. NPRM Upgrade Underide. Docket Folder Summary View all that requested a number of modifications to FMVSS Nos. and to improve rear underride protection for trailers and semitrailers.
It would also respond, in part, to a petition for rulemaking from Mrs. Karth and the Truck Safety Coalition requesting improving rear impact guards on.
DC truck accident lawyers at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. discuss a fatal Georgia trucking accident and the importance of underride protection. A recent fatal trucking crash in Georgia helps highlight the importance of tractor-trailers being fitted with adequate underride protection.
Read more on our blog. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Current research into underride guard performance is focused on providing greater understanding of the characteristics of underride events and contributing factors, as well as providing next steps towards defining a computer model to evaluate underride guard designs and vehicle impacts.
Crash testing shows that side underride guards on semitrailers can prevent injuries and fatalities and should be mandatory, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
IIHS ran two mph crash tests this spring, driving a midsize passenger car into the side of two semitrailers, one fitted with an underride protection device. Side Guard Petition Book, Part 3: I am thankful for the progress which has been made in traffic safety and underride protection.
And I am asking you all to hang in there with us and keep pushing for more. Please sign and share these two petitions. Now, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), which has long championed for improved underride safety, has released crash test data demonstrating that side guards could be an important next step in improving the safety of motorists and truck drivers on America’s roads.
A resistant trucking industry, however, still stands in their way. Almost 90 policymakers, trucking industry representatives, researchers, and safety advocates assembled to discuss the serious safety issue of large truck underride crashes.
An underride crash is when a vehicle goes partly or entirely under a large truck, which increases the chances of a catastrophic injury or death to the occupants of the vehicle. In the meantime, research by John E. Tomassoni, a former NHTSA safety standards engineer demonstrated the inadequacy of the U.S.
rules in a series of crash tests involving rear underride guards built to reflect the then-new rear impact protection standard. Underride protection systems can be installed at the rear, front and sides of a truck and the rear and sides of a trailer.
A Rear Underrun Protection System (RUPS) is a rigid assembly hanging down from trailer's chassis, which is intended to provide some protection for passenger cars which collide with the rear of the trailer.
The fact of the matter is that it is technologically possible to design, manufacture, and test for better underride protection than the proposed rule requires--including rear, side, and front, with the inclusion of Single Unit Trucks, retrofitting, and at higher speeds as well.
In the AngelWing test, the underride guard bent but didn't allow the car to go underneath the trailer, so the car's airbags and safety belt could properly restrain the test dummy in the driver seat. This explains why safety advocates like Marianne & Jerry Karth (who lost two daughters in a rear underride accident in ) and Lois Durso (who lost a daughter in a side underride accident in ), are working together to raise awareness about the issue and pushing for the passage of federal legislation that would address the problem anew.