To help you identify the common errors and direct you to the current published required standards.
Many of these examples will apply equally to:
- lorries and other vehicles in the N2/3 category
- heavy trailers and other vehicles in the O3/4 category
The lateral protection device (LPD) is there to help reduce the likelihood of injury to ‘unprotected road users’ when struck by a vehicle travelling in a forward direction. It is there to deflect and to stop people going underneath the sides of the vehicle.
The IVA manual takes the definition from Directive 89/297/EEC for ‘unprotected road users’ as:
Pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists using the road in such a way that they are liable to fall under the sides of the vehicle and be caught under the wheels.