Today Is "secure Your Load Day" in Mississippi

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THE DELTA (Ben Caxton) — To help prevent crashes and fatalities caused by debris from unsecured loads, the Mississippi Transportation Commission has designated today as “Secure Your Load” day across the Magnolia State. The state says folks have gotten in the habit of checking to see if their kids are properly buckled in before heading out. Now they want to make sure people take the time to do the same for the load in the back of their pickup trucks. From 2011 to 2014, there have been more than 200,000 crashes caused by road debris, resulting in 39,000 injuries and 500 deaths nationwide. MDOT Executive Director Melinda McGrath said debris from unsecured loads not only becomes a road hazard for other motorists but contributes to 40 percent of roadside litter. Motorists responsible for debris from unsecured loads could face fines up to $500 and up to six months in prison.

 


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