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Great news from DPW, though I will mention that they've not been involved in a crash with a cyclist in the 7 years I've been living here, and when I worked on Council, we never made funding retrofit underrun guards a priority - there was always something else that seemed more worthy of the limited dollars. It makes tons of sense with new purchases though.

In addition to the safety aspect, on long haul trailers, underrun guards provide an aerodynamic boost of 1 - 2% fuel savings, which is why you are seeing them more on big rigs on the highway, and I presume that is part of why it's now acceptable for NHTSA to push trucking companies in this direction.

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