- Unsecured loads cause about 51,000 accidents each year in the U.S., resulting in approximately 10,000 injuries (Source: AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety).
It's the Law
According to Arizona law, “A person shall not drive or move a vehicle on a highway unless the vehicle is constructed or loaded in a manner to prevent any of its load from dropping, sifting, leaking or otherwise escaping from the vehicle.” (A.R.S. 28-1098.A).
According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, violators could be charged with a class two misdemeanor. The fines, plus court costs, can range from $460 to over $1,000, depending on injuries.