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Preventing Truck Rollovers

Rollovers can happen to any motor vehicle on the road, but large commercial trucks are more susceptible to this type of accident due to their vast size and weight. Rollovers occur when drivers experience a loss of control and the vehicle falls from its upright position. This type of accident is less likely to occur while driving a small or low-clearance vehicle. Truck drivers should be well trained in the safety procedures of loading and operating commercial trucks because the most common causes of truck rollovers are shifting (or “sloshing”) cargo, uneven pavements and dangerous turns.

Tips to Prevent Rollovers

Commercial truck rollovers pose a significant danger to everyone on the road. To help prevent rollovers from occurring, commercial truck drivers should follow these precautions:

  • Drive within the lines of the lane to avoid uneven pavements or off-roading
  • Avoid sudden movements
  • Make cautious turns and watch for uneven ground or curbs
  • Avoid high risk areas and dangerous weather conditions that affect the roads
  • Maintain control of speed when coming to a stop
  • Remain focused and remove all driving distractions

If truck drivers follow the safe driving guidelines above, the chances of a rollover occurring becomes less likely.

Contact the Truck Accident Resource Center Today

The attorneys at Williams Hart understand the serious injuries that can occur as a result of a commercial truck accident, including rollovers. If you have been injured in a commercial truck rollover accident or would like more information on how to prevent these accidents from occurring, contact the Williams Hart Truck Accident Resource Center today at 800-220-9341.