Utility Vehicle Rollover
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Type:  Lessons Learned

Publisher:  Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID

Published As:  Public

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Topics:  Vehicle Safety, Operations, Travel

- If you are going to operate a vehicle, a piece of heavy equipment, or even a handheld tool, ensure you understand how it will operate and what may be different from similar equipment you may have used before. Do not be complacent, and always maintain a questioning attitude.
- Always use seatbelts in vehicles. Whether you are the driver, passenger, or even traveling a short distance, use seatbelts. In this incident the two occupants were buckled in and were unharmed.
- Even though the driver was not exceeding the speed limit, it is important to be aware of the surroundings and drive at a speed safe for conditions.
- When driving a vehicle on snow- and ice-covered roads equipped with a Hydrostatic drive system, keep it in 4-wheel drive so all four wheels will brake evenly when not accelerating.

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