Trailers with factory under-run bars fitted by trailer manufacturers demonstrate a ‘minimum nod’ to safety standards but TRL (Transport Research Laboratory) research shows they can increase the chances of a cyclist or pedestrian becoming ‘entangled’ and dragged beneath the trailer into the path of the rear wheels. This directly correlates with my own police experience of collisions where witnesses reported seeing a victim ‘sucked’ beneath the vehicle before being crushed by the rear wheels of a lorry.
Dawes Highway safety professionally manufacture side impact safety panels that are fully tested to VBRA guidelines, made in the UK to ISO9001 standards and recognised by leading insurance companies. They carry their very own public liability insurance and are recognised by Transport For London’s FORS/CLOCS/DVS as an important fleet safety enhancement that reduces risk.
In town extra bright warning messages help prevent accidents happening in the first place and impact tested surfaces mitigate injury if a collision should occur. Meanwhile out on the open road the extra large panels help close in side rail areas and reduce drag…at 56mph we all know thats a good thing! (See below)
P&B foods have also chosen to use our innovative Blind sport signs. No more dreadful looking stickers that peel and fade and can’t be seen by cyclists. Our rear warning signs (Compulsory in London under Direct Vision and FORS standards) are a once in a lifetime fit, resist all common wash chemicals including ‘T99’ and with prices starting at £20 are a total no brainer!