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People get killed in collisions with single unit trucks (EXEMPT from underride stds.).

People (real living people, who left home not expecting to die) get killed from crashing into single unit trucks as well as tractor-trailers. Like these two young men in New York this week: 2 Killed In Crash Involving Garbage Truck, Car In Westchester County
 So why are these trucks exempt from underride regulations?
STOP all Underrides! #stopunderrides

If people die from riding under Single Unit Trucks, why aren’t they required to have underride protection?

Today I saw another example of why I think that this planet needs comprehensive¬†underride protection on trucks — including on Single Unit Trucks (SUTs), otherwise known as straight trucks, box trucks, work trucks.

Currently, those kinds of trucks are not required to have underride protection. Some of them have voluntarily added some kind of wimpy thing that tries to pass as a rear underride guard. But looking at this one, I wonder whether they even understand the purpose of an underride guard.

If people die from riding under Single Unit Trucks, why aren’t they required to have underride protection?

Why COMPREHENSIVE Underride Protection Legislation?