"Secure Your Load" Day Today | Big Horn Basin Media

Secure Your Load Day

Written by on June 6, 2018

The Wyoming Highway Patrol wants to bring awareness about the dangers of driving with unsecured loads on the state’s highways.
The Department is participating in what has been declared by Governor Matt Mead as national Secure Your Load Day today. Throughout the day, troopers will be educating the public about the importance of having secured loads through social media campaigns and by posting safety messages on variable message signs.
Patrol Sergeant Kyle McKay points out that what you’re transporting can come loose and fall off your vehicle, which can then cause serious injuries or death to others, so it is always best practice to check your load for load securement.
The Department reports that road debris caused about 200,000 crashes in the past four years. Out of those crashes, about 39,000 injuries and 500 deaths resulted.
The Secure Your Load safety day started in 2004 through the work of Robin Abel, a Washington resident whose daughter was severely injured by an unsecured load. Her work resulted in federal lawmakers including load-securing recommendations to the states in the FAST Act of December, 2015.

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