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Stay a Step Ahead and Prevent Underride Accidents

We tend to realize the severity of a situation after the worst has happened. Many families have been affected due to underride collisions that cause wrongful death to the victims.

What causes underride collisions? This happens when a vehicle gets crushed under a truck or trailer causing huge injuries to the occupant. It is true that underride bumpers can lessen underride collisions but there are other precautions that can help prevent this. The rear guards on the trucks and trailers came into being during the 1950’s but have proved to be dangerous over the years. This is because; rear guards are too high and weak to prevent accidents. Although, the NHTSA announced the use of safer guards but many trucks are still to implement the same. Read on to know more. Continue reading