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What are tripped and untripped rollovers?

When it comes to traffic collisions, people need to realize that there are all sorts of factors that can lead to a crash. Many are aware that drunk driving, speeding, and other behaviors are dangerous. However, some people in Pennsylvania neglect to keep these risks in mind when they are driving, or may not even be aware that certain actions are dangerous. For example, many lives are lost due to rollover accidents and there are different ways that rollovers take place.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has presented information that offers insight into the different types of rollover accidents that can occur. While most rollovers (95 percent) are considered to be tripped, there are also untripped rollovers. According to the NHTSA, tripped rollovers happen when a tripping force affects a vehicle's tires and causes the vehicle to roll over. This may happen when a driver veers off of the road and into soft soil, for example. Tripped rollovers can also occur when a vehicle is traversing a steep slope or strikes a guardrail. On the other hand, untripped rollovers can happen when a driver swerves at a high rate of speed in an attempt to prevent a collision with another vehicle.

Some drivers find themselves in a rollover crash because of another person's carelessness. Sadly, the injuries and loss of life that these wrecks cause can be very devastating and will continue to shatter lives in the years to come. As a result, drivers should be vigilant and aware of these risks when they drive.

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