If you don’t think unsecured loads on pickups and trailers can be dangerous, think again. A 20-pound object traveling at 55 mph hits with the force of 1,000 pounds at the time of impact.

The video below is a good visual wake-up call to show what can happen with road debris.

To properly secure a vehicle’s cargo load, avoid rope or bungee cords and make sure that the items aren’t sliding around. Click here to check out more tips for properly securing your load.