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    Video: Watching IIHS test semi trailers for safety is frightening
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    "Underride." That's a word you'll want to add to your glossary of horrifying fates. It describes the action of a car sliding under a semi trailer at speed, with results that sometimes aren't pretty to look at - the kind this Corvette driver only managed to escape by ducking. As part of its ...

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    IIHS: Underride guards on semi trucks can fail even at low speeds
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    Insurance Institute for Highway Safety semi trailer crash test - Click for high-res image gallery
    A new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has found that underride guards on semi trailers are prone to failure. Despite major advances in passenger car safety since the mid-1970s, ...

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