Video from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Available on Underride Guards on Big Rigs Often Fail in Crashes; Institute Petitions Government for New Standards

Mar 01, 2011, 04:41 ET from

ARLINGTON, Va. and NEW YORK, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Get content from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety at:

New crash tests and analysis by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety demonstrate that underride guards on tractor-trailers can fail in relatively low-speed crashes — with deadly consequences. The Institute is petitioning the federal government to require stronger underride guards that will remain in place during a crash and to mandate guards for more large trucks and trailers. Available content includes soundbites, b-roll, and press release.

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