Even if you’re a safe driver on the roads in Florida, there is the possibility that you could be involved in an accident. Sometimes, accidents could result in your vehicle rolling over once or multiple times. Rollovers are extremely dangerous, so knowing how to avoid them is essential.
One of the causes of rollover motor vehicle accidents is the type of vehicle that you’re driving. If your vehicle has a higher center of gravity or is considered top-heavy, it could be easier for the vehicle to flip over upon impact. SUVs and vans are examples of these vehicles. Accidents involving higher speeds can sometimes result in a rollover due to the collision force between vehicles or vehicles and another object. Accidents on a curved road can sometimes result in a greater possibility of a rollover.
If you’re involved in a rollover accident, it’s possible to be ejected from the vehicle. This could result in severe injuries to your head and spinal cord. Broken bones are also quite common in this type of accident due to the various directions in which your body moves inside the vehicle.
Avoiding a rollover
A seatbelt can decrease the risk of severe injuries in an accident. Consider a vehicle that doesn’t have a higher center of gravity, and monitor various safety details of your vehicle, such as the tire pressure and brakes. Low tire pressure and malfunctioning brakes can lead to being unable to stop quickly in an emergency or losing traction on the road.
Although any accident can be severe, a rollover can have the potential for significant injuries. However, with proper attention to detail, there are ways to avoid this type of accident.