How to Safely Transport a Mattress on the Roof of Your Vehicle

May 2, 2021

When not secured to a vehicle properly, mattresses in transport can soar off and turn into missiles. Several videos of flying mattresses show it happening so fast, that some cars can’t get out of the way in time. To illustrate how improperly secured mattresses can wreak havoc on the road, Inside Edition enlisted the help of AAA’s Robert Sinclair. We tied a mattress on top of a roof rack using the twine and drove down the race track at New Jersey Motorsports Park to see if it would fly off or stay tied down.