What are the dangers of an unsecured truck load?

While large trucks may be dangerous due to their weight and their blind spots, there is another issue that you need to be aware of to stay safe when driving around them on Alabama roadways. This danger is unsecured loads. An unsecured or improperly secured load poses a huge hazard to everyone on the road. Should the load become loose, it could seriously injure anyone in the area. According to Business Fleet, even if a load does not damage vehicles around the truck, there is still a risk for the debris left on the roadway to cause an accident.

You may recognize an unsecured load by movement. If you notice the load shifting or moving at all when the truck hits bumps or maneuvers, there is a good chance is not properly secure to the truck. Nothing should ever fly out of a truck bed or off a truck bed either. An unsecured load may involve improper use of tie downs or errors in loading. You may notice small debris flying off the truck or even see large items falling off the truck. In either case, it is dangerous. A properly secured load is tied down tightly. There is no movement in the load as the truck drives down the road.

If you spot an unsecured load, you should contact authorities immediately. This will help to reduce the likelihood of an accident resulting from the debris and keep everyone safer on the road. This information is for education and is not legal advice.

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