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Who is to blame for high wind truck accidents?

On Behalf of | Jan 21, 2021 | Truck Accidents

High winds can make driving difficult no matter what type of vehicle you are operating, but for high-profile vehicles, such as large trucks, it is incredibly dangerous. The wind can whip around a trailer and lead to the truck tipping over.

AllTruckJobs.com explains that drivers of large trucks need to take responsibility and ensure it is safe to drive in high winds before getting on the road, and once on the road, you need to make sure that you remain able to safely operate.

Pre-trip check

Before embarking on a trip in high winds, you should always check the weather to get information on the type of wind expected, including strength and direction. Make sure it makes sense to drive your intended route with the wind forecast for the day.

If you are driving against the wind or with the wind, then you will be better off than if you were driving with the wind blowing at the side of your truck. Also, if you have a light load, you will be more at risk of tipping over than if you have a heavy load. It may also be a more difficult trip if your load is not in an enclosed trailer.

Proper technique

You can also ensure that your trip goes safely if you practice the proper techniques. Make sure to pay attention to wind speed and adjust your speed as needed. Also, make sure that you firmly hold the wheel and avoid changing lanes. If the wind picks up, you should consider pulling off the road and waiting for calmer conditions.

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