The American Transportation Research Institute released findings from the first phase of a three-part research effort aimed at identifying patterns in large truck rollovers and mitigating the frequency of such events.
The first phase produced a database of locations with the highest frequency of large truck rollovers in the U.S. using records from a nine-year period.
The database, which covers 31 states, provides valuable insight into the location of high frequency rollover locations to both public transportation officials and the trucking industry, says ATRI.
“This research is not only important to the trucking industry, as it informs drivers of potentially dangerous locations, but it should also jumpstart the dialogue between industry and government to work together to improve safety at these sites,” said Steve Niswander, VP of Safety Policy and Regulatory Relations for Groendyke Transport.
The rollover locations are identified through an online interactive map (click here).
ATRI will continue investigating the identified locations further to better understand rollover causal factors. Subsequent phases will focus on rollover mitigation strategies, such as a real-time in-cab notification system and outreach to public sector officials who have the ability to address potential problems related to roadway design and signage.