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Traveling? Make Sure to Secure your Load


We’ve all seen it on roadways and on highways of objects or debris laying on the ground and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee is reminding motorists of the importance of properly securing cargo.

Motorists are to ensure that any cargo they are transporting on their vehicles is to be properly secured. Yesterday was National Secure Your Load Day and representatives of highway safely raised awareness on the dangers of driving with unsecured items, and honored those who have died or been injured by road debris that fell off vehicles.

“Drivers know how scary and dangerous it can be when something flies off the vehicle in front of them,” said New York State Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner and GTSC Chair Mark J.F. Schroeder. “No matter what you are hauling or how short your trip is, it is so important to take the time to make sure everything is properly secured.”

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) there were over 715 deaths and over 16,000 injuries nationwide in 2020 caused by unsecured loads and road debris.

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