Trucks to require impact guards

OTTAWA, Ont. — The federal government says that soon, tractor-trailers will be required to be equipped with rear impact guards for safety purposes.

Transport minister, David Collenette, announced yesterday that he has introduced a proposed amendment to the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations to enact the change.

The move is an attempt to protect against potentially deadly rear underride that occurs when small vehicles collide with and slide under the rear of a trailer.

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