Keep on Rollin’

This is a simple short clip, but the effect is chilling. How many times has a driver continued on, blissfully ignorant of how close they are coming to a rollover? The difference between taking a corner easily at a good speed and losing it, with disastrous consequences, is very small. If the load is slightly higher than normal, stacked in a different way or just configured wrongly, the result can look like this video.

 

An initiative by VicRoads, and presented by Alan Pincott, showed those working in the industry, especially those in timber and livestock, just how close they were running to rollover all of the time. The rollover awareness courses were a great success and the number of trucks going over drastically reduced in the targeted areas.

VicRoads put out a series of videos about rollovers, with some thought provoking demonstrations:

https://youtu.be/DrerkwhZmw0

 

https://youtu.be/B202yC90aw4

 

https://youtu.be/yWWbAr9iLZg

 

https://youtu.be/zBWYMThAq-Q

 

https://youtu.be/N9BdtLBz9lg

 

https://youtu.be/85XvR-pDSbk

 

https://youtu.be/XriVFd5dcq4

 

https://youtu.be/_o-OQBEg2vI

A Chain of Consequences Fillip for Melbourne Truck Show

Author: Tim Giles

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