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Mar 22, 2017

TRUCKS' PROTECTIVE SIDEGUARDS * Australia

* Victoria - Sideguards for Metro tunnel trucks in bid to save cyclists' lives

--- Trucks carting millions of cubic metres of spoil out of the inner city as the Melbourne Metro rail tunnel is dug will be fitted with protective sideguards designed to reduce the risk of cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians getting killed... The protective bars, called side underrun protection rails, stop a person from being dragged beneath a truck's wheels in a collision, instead knocking them out of the truck's path... There is no requirement for heavy vehicle operators to fit them in Australia, although industry body the Australian Trucking Association promotes their use... 
(Photo by Glenn Hunt: Trucks working on the Metro tunnel project will have side-guards to prevent cyclists being run over)   --  Melbourne, VIC, Australia - The Age, by Adam Carey - MARCH 21 2017

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