Accidents From Objects Falling Off Vehicles

When you think about accidents involving poorly secured loads, you often think about crashes involving commercial trucks or semi-trucks. However, cargo falling from commercial trucks is not the main source of road debris. Federal regulations have strict standards for loads on commercial vehicles.  Loads must be secured in accordance with these regulations to avoid items falling off the vehicle causing a hazardous road condition that can lead to a crash. However, many drivers transporting items on passenger vehicles don’t take the same care when securing their loads. Failing to secure items can result in road debris that causes dangerous conditions for other drivers.