Canadian cities considering Safety barriers on trucks

December 6, 2011

Several Canadian municipalities are looking at outfitting their trucking fleets with safety barriers. Cycling and pedestrian deaths from heavy trucks has gone down in Europe since guards have been implemented. The barriers cost approximately $1500 and Toronto councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker believes rails should be required despite the costs; “all of us accept today that seat belts and airbags should be mandatory,” said Mr. De, who regularly cycles 20 kilometres to work. “[Side guards] would protect people’s lives.” Read more in the Globe and Mail.