We often discuss the importance of being aware of your surroundings while driving. This is true whether you're behind the wheel of a giant tractor-trailer or a comparatively tiny hybrid vehicle. Not only should drivers regularly scan the traffic around them to avoid collisions, but they should make sure their vehicles are in good working order and free from any defects that could affect other people. If you're carrying a load of items in the bed of your pickup truck, you must ensure that it's properly tied down. If your rapidly rusting muffler is in danger of falling off your car, you should either secure it or replace it.
Failure to secure your own vehicle or anything it's carrying can be just as dangerous as losing control behind the wheel. Chances are good that you won't notice that a piece of luggage strapped to your roof or a load of lumber in your truck has come undone until it's too late. Once it leaves your vehicle, the drivers and passengers around you are instantly put at risk of an accident like the one that happened just over the Ohio border earlier this week.
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