3 edition of Underride safety protection found in the catalog.
Underride safety protection
Kimberly J. Vachal
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|
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 in , people. 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.
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Rear/ Side Underride and Front Override Guards The federal government should require all trucks and trailers to be equipped with energy-absorbing rear, side, and front underride guards to protect car occupants from underride crashes.
Underride: Rear/Front/Side Guards. The federal government should require all trucks and trailers to be equipped with energy-absorbing rear impact guards mounted lower to the ground, with vertical supports spaced farther apart to effectively protect car occupants from death and injury in rear impact crashes.
standard by preventing underride crashes at50, and 30 percent overlaps at 35 mph. For several years, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued multiple recommendations for improved rear underride guards, for side underride protection systems, and front underride.
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. For FMVSS-compliant guards, the proportion of crashes with intrusion when a. passenger vehicle impacts the rear center of a trailer is significantly lower than for.
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