TRUCK SIDE GUARDS
YOU HAVE THE SPECS – WE HAVE THE KITS
In a call to action Secretary of Transportation Anthony R. Foxx said, “Americans are increasingly walking and riding bicycles to commute, run errands, get exercise, access public transportation, and save money.” Unfortunately with this increase he states that, “…in the past few years we have seen rising numbers of pedestrian and bicyclist injuries and fatalities related to collisions with motor vehicles”
Walker Blocker Truck Side Guards were created in response to a call to action that addresses the deadliest road crashes, those side impact collisions between pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclists. Our side guards are designed to keep pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists from moving under the truck bed or trailer and being run over in side-impact collisions.
The Walker Blocker is installed on the sides of vehicles in those open areas between the front and back tires where there are gaps. These are the areas that are most dangerous in side-impact collisions. Often it is not the impact that kills people, it is when they are pulled under the truck and ran over by the rear tires. The Walker Blocker prevents that from happening in most cases.
Side Guards have been a topic of conversation for many years in the US, however in other parts of the world like Japan, UK and the European Union, Side Guards have been mandated as early as the 1980’s. There is no doubt that side guards reduce fatalities and save lives. The conversation is currently growing in the US and with the growing popularity of the Vision Zero Network now is the time to get ahead of the curve and make your trucks safe!
Why Choose Walker Blocker Side Guards?
Our Side Guards combine safety and practicality. Our modular system allows you to up fit your trucks with an off the shelf product or create exactly what you need. Send us the specs of your truck or fleet and we’ll send you the kits you need! Our kits come with all the parts needed and do not require any special tools for installation. We have complete DIY instructions and for convenience partner with local installers in your area.
The goal of the Walker Blocker is to Save lives today! We follow all safety recommendations and believe in the Vision Zero Network (http://visionzeronetwork.org/ ) which is: “A strategy to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries, while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all.” There are over 20 Vision Zero compliant cities in the US striving towards safer streets. Installing the Walker Blocker on your trucks is your first step towards saving lives!
The Walker Blocker is Certified Compliant observing Volpe’s (The National Transportation Systems Center) dimensional and strength recommendations.
- Easy to install and dismantle no special tools required
- Off the Shelf Kits come in 5′, 3′ and 2′ lengths with all parts needed for install
- Universal mounting system
- Retrofitable and Customizable
- Replaceable parts
- Aluminum systems with a front cover shield great for branding purposes
- Withstands Volpe recommended 440 lbs. of force
- Sold Direct, wholesale or through dealerships
- Reduces the risk of fatalities and sever injuries due to side-impact collisions
Volpe:The National Transportation Systems Center
Walker Blocker Side Guards are compliant with all Volpe Strength and Dimensional Recommendations