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MBBB Attorney Valerie Yarashus Consulted for Fairwarning.org

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Attorney Valerie Yarashus discussed how side guards save lives in an article by Fairwarning.org. The article highlights how side guards on trucks can keep pedestrians and cyclists from falling under the wheels of trucks, preventing fatal injuries.

The City of Boston became a leader in this area in 2014, when the city subsequently enacted the nation’s first ordinance requiring side guards on all city-owned or city-contracted trucks. Cambridge just passed similar legislation and New York City is retrofitting more than 200 city trucks with the guards and passed a law last week that will require them on most large city trucks and privately owned garbage trucks operating in the city by 2024. The guards are now also required on many city-owned trucks in Washington, D.C., and Portland, Ore.