Guidance on using vehicle side guards to reduce the likelihood of injury to pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists.
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.