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Truck side guards run along the side of a truck between the wheels, and have been adopted in European countries in order to prevent fatalities in collisions between trucks and bicyclists and pedestrians.

“Here’s how they work: Say a cyclist is pedaling down the street, in a bike lane, and just happens to get doored by a parked car just as a truck is passing on the other side. Rather than falling underneath the wheels of the truck, the cyclist (hopefully) bounces off the side guard — probably not in great shape, but not dead either. Think of it as a cow catcher, for people.” View the full article.