Safety devices from Dawes Highway Safety include the Dawes Guard, a pneumatically operated system designed to prevent accidents where a cyclist falls and is dragged under the wheels of an HGV.
It creates a protective barrier between the road surface, vehicle underside and wheels.
Fitted to existing under-run bars, the air-filled barrier is made from Hypalon, a tough synthetic rubber material. Compressed air from a vehicle’s standard reservoirs is used to inflate the DawesGuard to a working pressure of 12psi (0.8bar).
Below the inflatable section, a row of tough bristles make contact with the road surface to help prevent hands and feet becoming entangled by the wheels.