Chicago Will Install Guards To Protect Bicyclists, Pedestrians as part of their City Ordinance

Chicago Side Guard Ordinance By Heather Cherone | June 29, 2017 2:53pm@HeatherCherone CHICAGO — Large trucks working on big projects for the city would have to have side guards installed to prevent pedestrians and bicyclists from being run over by the truck’s rear wheels under a measure backed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Trucks weighing more than 10,000 pounds working on [...]

By |2017-11-08T17:42:15-05:00June 29th, 2017|News|0 Comments

May 2017 Cover Story

Airflow Deflector's recent IIHS testing of AngelWing was the feature cover story in the May 2017 edition. Jun 5, 2017  Bruce Sauer | Trailer/Body Builders. Visit their website and read the full story (►Here).  _________________________________ Guarding against side underride. Underride Guard testing at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has taken a 90-degree turn. After [...]

By |2018-04-19T19:09:50-04:00June 23rd, 2017|News|0 Comments

Chicago releases Vision Zero plan aimed at preventing roadway deaths, injuries.

Announcement: Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday released Chicago's long-awaited three-year Vision Zero plan, with the goal of reducing roadway crashes and ultimately eliminating traffic deaths over the next decade. The ambitious plan, which involves 11 city departments, aims to reduce deaths from traffic crashes by 20 percent and serious injuries by 35 percent by 2020. The final [...]

By |2018-04-19T19:09:52-04:00June 16th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Protecting All Vulnerable Road User – Time to Make a Decision.

There are few road accidents more deadly than when a car crashes into the side of a huge tractor-trailer truck.   ► Watch the IIHS Test Video on YouTube (here) That danger could be significantly reduced, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an auto safety group funded by insurers. The group released test [...]

By |2018-04-19T19:09:53-04:00June 16th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Side Underride Protection – It’s time to make a difference.

According to government data, side underride accidents claim 200 lives annually We have all passed a semi-truck trailer on the roads and noticed the large space between the front and rear wheels.  Because the trailer portion of a tractor-trailer sits so high off the ground, trailers are particularly hazardous for passenger vehicles.  Within a split [...]

By |2017-06-16T13:21:37-04:00June 14th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Truck Blind Spots – Be aware of your space.

My thoughts... Driving today has never been harder. As I think about this topic, we can all agree that the conversation about who's fault it is, who is or who should be responsible, or what should some else do to prevent it will be discussed at great lengths. We don't have to always agree, but [...]

By |2017-06-01T17:11:38-04:00June 1st, 2017|News|0 Comments

Second Side Underride Crash to be Featured Live at the Second IIHS Round-table Conference

Feature Presentation The IIHS will feature a live side underride crash between a mid-sized passenger vehicle and semi-trailer equipped with a side underride protection device (AngelWing) provided by AirFlow Deflector. This will re-confirm the life-saving properties that AngelWing can provide and will highlight the benefits that this simple solution can provide to all vulnerable road users. [...]

By |2017-06-29T15:48:25-04:00May 22nd, 2017|News|0 Comments

Side Underride” crash reported by WRCB News 2 days before the IIHS press release.

WRCB News reports on a crash between a car and a semi-truck 2 days before the IIHS released their news findings.  Critics say that crashes like this seldom happen.  Weigh in and give us your comments. Watch the News Coverage (here).   There are few road accidents more deadly than when a car crashes into [...]

By |2017-05-17T09:10:46-04:00May 17th, 2017|News|0 Comments

IIHS crash tests reveal benefits of underride guards for the sides of semi-trailers

IIHS Press - May 10, 2017 - See Official Release (Here) ARLINGTON, Va. — Strong underride guards on the rear of tractor-trailers have proven effective in preventing underride in crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Now, new IIHS tests show how a well- built guard can prevent a passenger vehicle from [...]

By |2017-05-10T09:47:20-04:00May 8th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Stay tuned for the results of the Side Underride/Guard Crash Tests conducted at the IIHS

We were privileged to attend the first crash test into the side of a semi-trailer at Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) conducted on March 30. The AngelWing side guard successfully prevented underride and Passenger Compartment Intrusion (PCI). In other words, the people in the car would have been saved from catastrophic injuries! The IIHS [...]

By |2017-04-06T14:34:06-04:00April 6th, 2017|News|0 Comments