Preventing Accidents When Backing Up


One out of four vehicle accidents can be attributed to poor backing techniques, according to the National Safety Council. The Council also found that backing accidents cause 15,000 injuries and 500 deaths per year.

When it comes to work zones, one of the leading causes of fatalities is being struck by construction equipment or vehicles. Most of those incidents involved dump trucks and occurred when the vehicle or equipment was backing up.

These statistics reinforce how important it is to properly train your operators on correct backing techniques to prevent these types of injuries and deaths.