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Payload Safety Quiz
by Staff
Payload safety is very important. Improperly packing heavy cargo can cause damage to your vehicle and endanger other drivers. How knowledgeable are you about payload safety? Take this quiz and find out!

Why is overloading a vehicle dangerous?

  • it puts strain on the engine
  • it puts strain on the transmission
  • all of the above

What is payload?

  • the weight of the load carried by the vehicle
  • the weight of the vehicle before it is loaded
  • the weight of the passengers carried by a vehicle

Which of the following counts towards the payload of a vehicle?

  • the weight of the passengers
  • the weight of the cargo
  • the weight of the floor mats
  • all of the above

Which of the following do you need to know in order to calculate a vehicle's payload?

  • GVWR
  • curb weight
  • all of the above

How much weight do car manufacturers factor in for passengers?

  • 150 lbs
  • 200 lbs
  • 125 lbs

How does the payload capacity of an SUV compare to that of a car or truck?

  • the payload of a SUV is better than a truck, worse than a car
  • the payload of a SUV is worse than a truck, better than a car
  • the payload of a SUV is equal to that of a truck or car

Which is more likely to roll over when overloaded?

  • SUV
  • car
  • none of the above

Which of the following would most likely be included in a towing package?

  • wiring harness
  • heavy duty hitch
  • safety chains
  • all of the above

What are some vehicle modifications that can help improve payload capacity?

  • bigger engine
  • stronger brakes
  • better cooling system
  • all of the above

Where can a police officer issue a ticket for unsafely loading a vehicle?

  • In all states
  • in Georgia and Mississippi only
  • nowhere