The road to safety is paved with regulations. As we navigate the highways of the 21st century, the need for stringent safety measures has never been more critical. For over six decades, our attorneys have championed the rights of the injured, and today, we bring you insights on the latest safety measures set to revolutionize road safety in 2024.
Understanding New Federal Regulations
According to the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, a final rule has been issued that requires all new passenger vehicles weighing less than 10,000 pounds to adhere to updated safety standards. These include revised fuel economy standards for passenger cars and light trucks, and upgraded safety standards addressing rear underride protection in crashes.
The Effect on Truck Safety
What does this mean for truck safety? It signifies a paradigm shift. The new regulations are anticipated to have a significant impact on reducing the number of truck accidents. The EU estimates that these new regulations will prevent at least 25,000 road fatalities by 2038.
The Role of Employers in Highway Safety
Employers are also taking center stage in promoting highway safety. Guidelines stipulate that employers should ensure adherence to highway safety regulations. This collaborative approach is an integral part of the journey towards safer roads.
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Updates
Furthermore, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has strengthened requirements for Top Safety Pick awards, with only 48 models qualifying for 2023 awards thanks to stiffer requirements for headlights and side crash protection.
Looking Forward to Safer Roads in 2024
As we look forward to 2024, we can anticipate a safer environment for all road users. At Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman, we remain committed to serving the injured and advocating for safer roads. We believe that these new regulations are a step in the right direction toward reducing truck accidents.
However, should you find yourself in need of legal representation due to a truck accident, our team of experienced trial lawyers is here to help. We have a successful track record spanning over 60 years, providing personalized, expert legal services. Contact us today, because your safety is our priority.