- Associated Press - Monday, February 9, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City is launching a measure designed to keep pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclists from getting trapped under a truck in a collision.

Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday that the city will start retrofitting more than 200 of its trucks with side guards this year.

Side guards are rails between the front and rear wheels of a truck.

The mayor says the expansion to 240 vehicles will make New York City the largest municipal fleet in the nation to install truck side guards.

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