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Secure Your Load

​Ladders, a mattress, a pickup truck topper, luggage, a workout bench and believe it or not, a doll house, those are just a few unsecured items picked up off Minnesota roadways in recent weeks that risked the lives of motorists. secured loads.jpg

The Minnesota State Patrol recently participated in Secure Your Load Day, reminding motorists about the dangers of unsecured loads.

Since Jan. 1, the Patrol has responded to  more than 2,700 debris calls in the Metro  and nearly 5,200 debris calls Statewide.

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, at 55 miles per hour, an object weighing just 20 pounds that falls from a vehicle strikes with an impact of half a ton.

It’s the law in Minnesota to secure any load on a vehicle or trailer.