The sad fact is: Winter is coming and with it, brings car crashes.
But, you don’t have to be a casualty this winter! Winter car crashes can be avoided and by taking a few simple steps, you can save your family pain and suffering.
So, how do you avoid winter car crashes? While not every one can be avoided, here are four ways to stay safe on slippery ice- and snow-covered roads this season. Read on:
If you can, simply don’t drive on the worst ice- and snow-covered roads. We know life happens and this isn’t always feasible because work, and school and other commitments. But, by avoiding going out in the worst winter weather, you could be avoiding a potentially dangerous car accident. Watch the weather. Listen to the news. And decide whether your car trip can wait. It could save you.
Yes, we know, your vehicle has all-wheel drive and anti-lock brakes. But physics still apply. It takes time and space to stop and maneuver and the fact is, speed can kill. So, slow down in the ice and snow.
This one should go without saying but we’ve seen more than a few people who scrape a tiny hole off their windshield and attempt to drive. Don’t be that person. If you aren’t lucky enough to have covered parking, take the time to adequately clear your vehicle of ice and snow before heading out. Visibility is key and can save you.
We know you can’t control the person behind you – or even in front of you – but you can control your vehicle. And by staying far enough behind the person in front of you, you buy yourself the space – and time – to stop and maneuver should he or she spin out or slide, losing control.
So, don’t tailgate!
We want you and your loved ones to avoid car crashes this winter. But if one happens, contact us today. We can help protect your rights and get a settlement you deserve.