New crash tests: Underride guards on most big rigs leave passenger vehicle occupants at risk in certain crashes
Modern semitrailers for the most part do a good job of keeping passenger vehicles from sliding underneath them, greatly increasing the chances of surviving a crash into the back of a large truck, recent tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) show. But in crashes involving only a small portion of the truck’s rear, most trailers fail to prevent potentially deadly underride.
Full text of release at http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr031413…
So TIP! Do not drive close behind trucks or any vehicle. Even at 35mph its can be a fatal crash. Protect yourself & your Family. Drive Responsibly.