Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Rear end collision? BUMP THAT!!

Mohr Manufacturing makes portable, crash tested, energy absorbing rear safety under-ride guards for pickup trucks and SUVs.

These spare bumpers prevent rear-end collision damage and whiplash from the two most frequent vehicle accidents: getting hit while parked and the rear-end collision.

These under-ride guards are similar to the “Mansfield Bar” on the rear of semi truck trailers.

What's a Mansfield Bar? On June 29, 1967 the car that actress Jayne Mansfield was riding in crashed into the rear of a tractor-trailer that had slowed down because of a truck spraying mosquito fogger. The automobile struck the rear of the semi tractor and under-rode it. She was killed instantly. Rumors that Mansfield was decapitated are untrue, though she did suffer severe head trauma.

The scene was so gruesome that it wasn’t long before the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration made it mandatory that all semi truck trailers be outfitted with a rear under-ride bar or bumper.

All of Mohr's products have the same patented, crash tested compression system.

Why should you consider an under-ride guard? Here are a couple of reasons:

-- The most frequent accident on the highway is the rear end collision – at 29.7%.

--$1,618 – average cost to fix a full size pickup truck bumper from a 5 mph collision – in 2004 prices.

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