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Strong Truck Guards Proposed to Cut Rear-Impact Deaths

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a proposal mandating trucking companies to install stronger guards on truck trailers to reduce deaths caused when cars rear-end tractor trailers. Under the proposal, the current requirement that provides protection for a vehicle moving up to 30 mph will be increased to 35 mph, which matches the Canadian standard. NHTSA estimates that each year approximately 400 deaths result from cars hitting into the backs of commercial trucks, with about 125 of them resulting from severe damage from objects intruding into in the passenger compartments (Bloomberg Business). 

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