American Automobile Association wants the trucking industry to improve
highway safety by accelerating the retirement of older tractor-trailers
that produce visibility-limiting splash and spray on wet roads.
said a study by its Foundation for Traffic Safety found the spray
or splashes from heavy trucks cuts visibility for many drivers.
items such as fender, brush or flap systems do not significantly
reduce spray, but newer models of tractor-trailers with improved
aerodynamics significantly reduce the amount of water sprayed, the