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What typically causes RV accidents?

On Behalf of | Apr 8, 2022 | Car Accidents |

An RV is spacious and offers plenty of amenities when you’re traveling in Maryland. Since this is a larger vehicle, you might not think about being involved in an accident as RVs can be easier to see on the road. However, there are a few common accidents that can occur regardless of your skill level as a driver.

Off the track

When you’re traveling on the road, the tires on the back of the RV stay in line with those that are in the front. When you turn, the rear tires can move in a direction that’s different from the front ones. This is one of the most common recreational vehicle accidents as it often results in hitting things that are on sidewalks or on the side of the road, such as fire hydrants or parked cars.

Going in reverse

Although there are several mirrors on the outside and inside of your RV, it can still be difficult to see some of the things that are behind you when you’re going in reverse. This can lead to backing into vehicles that are occupied, which could result in injuries. A way to decrease the risk of hitting objects behind you is to get a camera system so that you can clearly see the area behind the RV. This should help you avoid causing a motor vehicle crash.

Stopping distance

Since you’re driving a larger vehicle, you need to give yourself a longer stopping distance. If not, then it could result in hitting the car in front of you or other objects. Pay attention to what could pull out or run in front of you as this can make it harder to stop as well.

Traveling in an RV can be a fun adventure, but it’s not without risks. While on the road, attention to detail is important in order to avoid getting into an accident.