How do you prevent car accidents during winter?

On Behalf of | Dec 10, 2019 | Personal injury

Car accidents in New York are very common. One of the worst time is during winter. Even though a majority of car accidents that are weather-related happen when it is wet, and under rainy conditions, several accidents occur as a result of snowy and sleety roads.

It is not recommended to drive when the weather conditions are not suitable. If you, however, do drive, you should take extra precaution. You may help prevent accidents if you follow the following set of rules:

Ensure that you clear snow off your windshield to give you a clear vision of the road straight ahead and prevent any accidents. You should not drive with only a small spot on your windshield that is clear. It will not give you clear visibility and may lead you to cause an accident.

While driving in slippery conditions with snow or ice, you should slow down as your car tires may quickly lose their grip and affect the braking, accelerating, or turning the car. You should ensure that your speed remains at 45mph, giving you time to react when there is a possibility for an accident.

Staying warm is very important, especially during winter. However, you should be careful not to become too warm while driving since you may become drowsy, and that may affect how you react to certain situations on the road.

When you get into an accident in New York as a result of driving negligently when the weather is not right, you should consult an excellent personal injury attorney.

This information is only for educational purposes; do not take it for legal advice.