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Common causes of recreational vehicle accidents and avoiding them

On Behalf of | May 9, 2022 | Recreational Vehicle Accidents |

Some Maryland residents enjoy driving recreational vehicles. Usually, these vehicles aren’t a concern when sharing the road with other drivers. However, it’s important to avoid these common causes of RV accidents.

Drowsy driving

Drowsy driving is dangerous and is one of the easiest ways to get into an RV accident. To avoid this problem, it’s best to pull over and get some sleep before setting back on the road. You can also ask someone else to take the wheel as long as they have a valid driver’s license.

Too much weight

An RV that’s toting too much weight than it’s meant to bear can be disastrous. If you overloaded your RV before setting out on your trip, certain problems might occur such as a tire blowout or malfunctioning brakes. Always make sure you know what the weight limit is for your vehicle before loading it. Keeping within the weight limit can help prevent a serious RV accident from happening.

Heavy winds

Heavy winds can affect an RV and cause it to sway when you’re driving. This can be scary and lead to you trying to overcorrect, which can quickly lead to a serious accident. Your RV can even tip over on its side. Heavy winds can even cause a recreational vehicle to be pushed off the road altogether.

Blind spots

Just like other larger vehicles, RVs have blind spots. As a result, this can make it difficult to see other vehicles that happen to be in those blind spots. Serious RV accidents can occur, including those that result in fatalities.

Distracted driving

While driving an RV or any other vehicle, it’s important to eliminate all distractions. Distracted driving can lead to a devastating accident. Making sure all distractions are away can reduce the risk of accidents.

Injuries from an RV accident can be serious. If you suffered, you must hold the at-fault driver accountable.