Many people are fully attentive when they get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. Motorists are increasingly concerned about rollovers, which are more prevalent in vehicles with a higher profile, such as SUVs and trucks. Rollovers may be caused by improper tire pressure, bad weather, potholes and over-correcting of a vehicle when swerving out of the way. Motorists can, however, reduce their risk of being in a rollover accident.
* Select SUVs with a wider distance between the tires in the back of the vehicles. This wider stance gives an SUV more stability than those that are narrow and tall.
* Keep driving speeds within the recommended range. Higher speeds often contribute to rollovers.
* Slow down when navigating turns, especially those on off and on ramps of highways. Slow down by taking your foot off of the accelerator rather than pressing hard on the brakes.
* Maintain proper tire pressure and regularly check if your tires are in good shape. Tire blow-outs may cause rollover accidents.
* Distribute items in the car evenly so weight is spread throughout.
* Keep an eye out for potholes and other road obstructions that could cause the vehicle to go off balance. Source: Metro