Basic problems are the general
ignorance of society of the potential danger of collisions with the rear
ends of trucks and buses and the general omission of government agencies
that should address the problem. Also, individuals do not believe that
the worst thing can happen to them. Lack of overall and analytical statistics
contributes to hiding the problem, and the lack of technology from advanced
countries has been the usual justification for doing nothing. Furthermore,
the judicial system is biased and condemns drivers that collide with the
rear ends of other vehicles, and in this case, some "justification" for
the death finally takes place. Truck owners therefore do not feel responsible
for what happens at the rear end of their vehicles.
What should be developed first:
a truly mandatory law to create adequate standards for underride guards
or adequate technical standards to allow law enforcement?