I found out which crash the new Stoughton rear underride guard was in. Here is a photo of a recent crash on the New York State Thruway.
Photo from Syracuse.com crash story: At least 3 people injured in pileup on NYS Thruway in Warners
Imagine. The new guard did what it was supposed to do! There was no Passenger Compartment Intrusion. The driver in this car survived.
Thank you, Lord. Thank you, Stoughton. Thank you, Trucking Industry for responding to the research and our pleas. Thank you, everyone who has supported this effort.
Here are the crash tests done by IIHS on the 5 major trailer manufacturers who have voluntarily improved their rear underride guard:
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I aim to do my part in advertising this Rear Underride Guard Retrofit Kit from Stoughton Trailers. Owners of a Stoughton Trailer can buy this new part and make their truck better able to prevent deadly rear underride by passenger vehicles.
Why would someone not do this — for $500-600?
By the way, I have also heard that Great Dane will make their new & improved rear underride guard available as a retrofit solution on their trailers.
Please help me get the word out.
I just received an email from Stoughton Trailers’ Product Brand Manager. She has begun advertising their new rear impact guard Retrofit Kit (at about $500-$600) and is already getting inquiries.
Think of the lives which could be saved by this! It has brought tears to my eyes.