Check out SDOT’s Life (saving) Guards!

Did the Hoff come to mind? Well, that’s not who/what we’re talking about.

In all seriousness, we’re talking about life-saving equipment. While Seattle is consistently recognized as a safe city, there’s always more to do to work toward our Vision Zero goal to end traffic deaths and serious injuries on city streets by 2030.

Installed side-guard on SDOT truck.

One of the things we’re doing is installing side guards to our fleet of SDOT crew trucks with 17 already completed. The life-saving equipment will help to prevent pedestrians, motorcyclists, and bicyclists from going under a truck and causing serious injuries or fatalities by rear truck tires. Side guards are common throughout the world especially in the United Kingdom where they’ve seen a drop in fatalities from side-impact collisions with trucks.