1980-11-01

A Development of Truck Rear End Underride Protection 801423

Accidents on our roads do happen; although every effort is made to lessen the number, it is still vitally important to try to find better ways of reducing their effect. One such way is the energy absorbing “Underrider” recently developed by Quinton Hazell Ltd. The paper will discuss in some detail how this development can help to improve the present situation.
The system is capable of effective injury reduction in underriding impacts to cars of most sizes while eliminating or minimising the damage suffered by the truck. It will be shown that the design of the unit does not affect the ability of a truck to negotiate steep angles but reduces the effect of impact with road furniture, kerbs, ramps, etc. to negligible proportions.

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