Built-in protection systems, the guide says, can provide a false sense of security

Around 5% of Large Goods Vehicle (LGV) and Public Service Vehicle (PSV) road traffic accidents reported in the UK every year involve a vehicle rollover.

As the consequences of these incidents is far-reaching, IRTE has put together a comprehensive guide on how to take preventative action.

The guide covers the reasons why a rollover can occur, prevention methods, future developments and legislation. It is compiled in association with supporting companies: Aggregate Industries, CEMEX, Hanson UK and TJ Transport.

Driver behaviour is the most important method of vehicle rollover prevention, and that educating drivers on the risks of rollover can limit or prevent it from happening more regularly.

Vehicle maintenance also forms an integral part of preventing vehicle rollover, given that the roadworthiness of vehicles depends on them being mechanically sound and fit for purpose. Pre-use vehicle checks, which would include a visual check of the steering, suspension, body and load security, brakes, tyres, and wheels and fixings, are necessary on a daily basis.

Built-in protection systems, the guide says, can provide a false sense of security that the driver can come to rely on and not take the necessary preventative action.

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