Rollover Accidents are the accidents in which the vehicle rolling over the ground either after hitting another vehicle or due to sudden turn. The main cause of rollover accidents is over-speed the vehicle. As per traffic data figures, thousands of rollover accidents happen annually. So many drivers violate driving rules and drive vehicles rashly. The following are common causes of rollover accidents.
What are the Common Causes of Rollover Accidents?
1. Over-speed and Turn at Once
The main cause of rollover accidents is driving fast and then turn the vehicle suddenly. Both cars and motorbikes are prone to rollover accidents. Drivers should first slow down the vehicles and then turn slowly.
2. Center of Gravity and the Track Width
The vehicles with a narrow gap between wheels (four-wheelers) are more likely to turn turtle or rollover accidents. This is due to the center of gravity and the track width. It makes the vehicle unstable during quick turns.
3. Overloading on Steep Roads
In hilly areas, the roads are either with left-side or right-side slopes. If the vehicles are overloaded, they can turn turtle while driving on these roads. Some more overload in a vehicle can imbalance it. Always load the vehicles as per the recommended limits.
This is another reason for a rollover accident. Many drivers watch things around while driving. Sometimes they talk to the persons seating with them. This distracts their attention from driving and could lead to accidents. Always focus on driving and see straight forward.
5. Animals Crossing the Road
Animals also cause rollover accidents. They sometimes come on the road at once and a speeding vehicle cannot slow down. In this situation, the vehicle driver tries to stop it but cannot. This leads to rollover accidents. Therefore, always drive carefully and with full concentration.