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In message <firstname.lastname@example.org> Brett Dikeman writes:
> ...they now have a super-strong steel second bumper of sorts, that's welded
> to the frame...I don't remember what they called it, but the purpose was to
> block cars from getting sucked under the truck in a collision. Volvo did
> a study, and found that one of the leading causes of death in car vs. 18
> wheelers was the truck going over the car, so they put in the bar which is
> much lower than the bumper and blocks the car.
These bumpers are mandatory in the UK. Some are quite sophisticated, with
serious-looking hydraulic dampers.
Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club