Tip #3: Reduce your Speed before entering an Exit/Entrance Ramp
Approach an exit/entrance ramp at a safe speed. Truck rollovers are more likely to occur on exit/entrance ramps when the driver misjudges the sharpness of the ramp curve and enters the curve at an excessive speed.
Did you know?
- The posted speed limit on an exit/entrance ramp show the safe speed for a passenger vehicle; the safe speed for a large truck is usually significantly lower than the posted speed.
- Even though ramps and interchanges make up less than 5% of all highway miles, 20 – 30% of all large truck crashes occur on or near ramps