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Thu Mar 4, 2021, 02:22 PM

Senators Gillibrand and Rubio introduce bill to prevent truck underrides [View all]

Source: CBS News

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is pushing ahead with a third try at legislation to mandate safety requirements for big rigs that have the potential to save hundreds of lives a year.

This morning, Gillibrand, Democrat of New York, and Florida GOP Senator Marco Rubio will reintroduce the Stop Underrides Act for the third time. The bill would require guards on the sides and front of all new tractor trailers and update safety standards for underride guards on the rear of trucks to protect the drivers around them.

An underride crash can be devastating to people inside a passenger vehicle especially a sedan or sports car. It occurs when the car slides completely or partially under a large truck or a semi-trailer during a crash. In 2019 alone, more than 850 people died in crashes with the side or rear of a semi, according to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS).

IIHS estimates 80% of the nearly 7,000 deaths from crashes with the side or rear of a big rig involved some kind of underride where a car ends up under the semi or its trailer.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/senators-gillibrand-and-rubio-introduce-bill-to-prevent-truck-underrides/ar-BB1eeRTv?ocid=DELLDHP&li=BBnbfcL

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