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Canadian Company Develops Fuel-Saving and Life-Saving Sideguards

AirFlow Deflector, based out of Southwest Montreal, now offers sideguards for heavy trucks. The sideguards block anything or anyone from sliding underneath a truck, which will ultimately save lives. The sideguards also offer considerable advantages to a heavy truck’s fuel … Continue reading

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MP OLIVIA CHOW AND CANADIAN TRUCK MANUFACTURER TAKE LEADERSHIP ON LIFE-SAVING SIDEGUARDS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 9, 2013 TORONTO – NDP Official Opposition Transport critic, Olivia Chow (Trinity-Spadina), is pleased to announce that Shu-Pak, a Canadian manufacturer of heavy trucks, will be voluntarily installing sideguards on all of its new vehicles. “The … Continue reading

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Why scrap a Canadian study that found early promise for safer truck design?

A recent Globe and Mail story highlights a discrepency between what Transport Canada said last fall and what engineers determined through their own research on truck side skirts. In a nutshell, Transport Canada “found no research to show truck skirts could … Continue reading

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Ontario’s chief coroner recommends making sideguards mandatory

Ontario’s chief coroner released the Pedestrian Death Review report today. A key recommendation: Transport Canada should make sideguards mandatory on heavy trucks in Canada. In today’s Globe and Mail , “After reviewing a troubling spate of pedestrian deaths, Ontario’s chief coroner is calling for an overhaul … Continue reading

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Ontario chief coroner recommends mandatory helmets, sideguards

Ontario’s Chief Coroner released the Cycling Death Review Report on Monday, June 18 at 11 a.m. in Toronto. The report is available at here. The release was covered in the Globe and Mail, “Ontario coroner recommends mandatory bike helmets, truck side … Continue reading

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Bike tragedy survivors join cycle rally calling for safer streets

The rally took place on Saturday, June 2nd at Queen’s Park. There was a great turnout and the message was clear – it’s time for the provincial government to play an active role in making streets safer for cyclists and pedestrians. SafeTrucks … Continue reading

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Press Conference Announced for Monday, November 28th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 25, 2011 Loved Ones of Cyclists and Pedestrians killed in Truck Collisions Join Call to Make Side Guards Mandatory TORONTO – Monday November 28, 2011 Friends and family members of people lost in cycling and pedestrian … Continue reading

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