Topic: SUV Off the Road Have an Even Higher Roll-Over Danger
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When you take an SUV off the road and start climbing steep hills or driving across hillsides ("sidehilling"), the chances for a roll-over accident increase dramatically.

In the top photo, the SUV is climbing a steep hill. The weight of the vehicle is severely shifted to the rear (magenta Arrow) and the front is light and bouncing up and down (red arrow). Most think climbing steep hills should be done at a high rate of speed. Consequently, the front end, being lighter, starts bouncing and eventually the SUV can bounce a full 90 degrees or more and wind up sideways on the hill (lower photo). If the bouncing continues, the next thing that will happen is that the SUV will roll over (and over, and over, and over), all the way to the bottom of the hill!

The problem is exaggerated because SUV's tend to have a high center of gravity. Always proceed slowly uphills to avoid losing control of the vehicle.

EXTREME DANGER: Never drive or otherwise allow your off-road vehicle to get sideways across hillsides. Severe injury or death can occur to you and other vehicle occupants if your vehicle rolls over.
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