Environmental Services

Secure Your Load

Why should you secure your load?

Across North America, over 25,000 accidents are caused each year by litter that is either purposefully dumped by motorists or that falls out of vehicles with unsecured loads. Nearly 100 of those accidents are fatal. According to the Washington State Department of Transportation, road debris causes about 350 accidents every year on state highways. Even if you are going a short distance and not driving on a highway, you are still required by law to secure your load.

Is your load secure? Here are some questions to ask yourself:

Recent incidents involving unsecured loads that caused serious injury or death:

What can you do? Follow these tips for securing your load:

Do your part to make sure no one else is injured or killed by unsecured loads: