20 Jan 6 Facts to Know about Rollover Accidents (Pt. 2)
Continuing from where we left off in 6 Facts to Know about Rollover Accidents (Pt. 1), here, we will present some more important info that you may want to know about these types of motor vehicle accidents.
Rollover Accidents: More Important Info to Know
Fact 3 – Nearly 50 percent of all rollover accidents involve alcohol impairment.
This may be among the most tragic facts about rollover accidents, as it indicates that as many as half of all rollover accidents may be preventable if drivers make the smart decision to NOT get behind the wheel when they’ve been drinking and/or using drugs.
Just some of the reasons that alcohol impairment contributes to so many rollover accidents each year in the U.S. include (but are by no means limited to) the facts that:
- People are far less likely to see all necessary driving cues (like traffic signs and intersection signals, for instance) when they are drunk.
- Being drunk also significantly slows down people’s reaction times, vision, coordination and judgment, making it far more likely that risky situations will end in rollovers.
Here, we also want to point out that, since distracted driving and driving while fatigued can result in impairments that are similar to those caused by alcohol and drug use, these factors can also significantly increase the risks that rollover accidents will occur.
Fact 4 – About 40 percent of all fatal rollover accidents involve excessive speeding.
Another preventable cause of a lot of deadly rollover accidents that occur in the U.S. is speeding. In fact, as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports, while about 4 in every 10 rollover accidents involves speeding, just about 3 in every 4 of these accidents takes place on roads where the posted speed limit is at least 55 miles per hour (mph).
Rollovers are more likely to occur when drivers are speeding due to the facts that:
- At higher speeds, a sudden, sharp turn can be enough to throw vehicles off balance, causing them to rollover.
- Hitting objects in or on the side of the roads can also upset the balance of vehicles at very high speeds, causing them to rollover.
We’ll present some final important facts to know about rollover accidents in the upcoming conclusion to this blog series – be sure to look for it!
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