Cars can roll over more easily than you might think.
In the time it takes to blink, a driver can be cruising the highway and then suddenly find his or her vehicle tumbling side-over-side.
According to SaferCar.gov, 33 percent of all passenger-vehicle fatalities are caused by rollovers.
You might read that and assume it won’t happen to you because you’re a safe driver, but let me tell you a quick story.
Earlier this week, on her way to work, my wife witnessed a rollover accident. The morning was cold and snowy, but the highway looked dry. As she merged onto the highway, she discovered it was covered in a thin, invisible layer of ice. A brand new SUV in front of her began to fishtail. The vehicle, moving at about 60 miles per hour, slid onto the soft shoulder, which sent it into an airborne flip. The SUV landed on its roof, crushing it, then rolled at least four times before coming to rest upside down.
It all happened within a matter of seconds.
That could have been my wife. Or your wife. Or you. Rollover accidents are especially scary, but there are ways to minimize your risk.
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