What’s Behind Me: Reducing Backing Accidents

When we think of motor vehicle accidents, most of us think of collisions that occur when a vehicle is moving forward. We may not consider accidents that occur when a vehicle is moving backward as motor vehicle accidents.

However, these incidents are termed backover crashes and can result in severe outcomes. Backover crashes predominantly occur in off-road areas such as driveways and parking lots. On average, there are 201 fatalities and 15,000 injuries per year caused by backover crashes. Read More.

This article originally appeared in Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment, October, 2014.