4 Winter Driving Safety Tips
Posted By Salvador Phillips, PLLC || Dec 13, 2016
Winter is a great time of year to enjoy the weather via joy riding on the open roads. However, the winter season can be a hazardous time when roads become slick due to rain or ice. Because driving has become an inevitable responsibility in most people’s lives, it is important to be prepared for the unexpected. To remain safe, keep the following safety tips in mind:
Tip 1: Prep Your Vehicle
To ensure you and your family are safe while traveling, check your car and all components, including the battery, headlights, taillights, ignition, fuel system, brakes, belts, wipers, tires, antifreeze, etc. This can help prevent potentially hazardous situations when driving in winter weather conditions.
Tip 2: Always Carry Emergency Supplies
It is wise to carry emergency supplies in your vehicle at all times. We recommend carrying the following: extra windshield wipers, water, antifreeze, reflectors, flares, a flashlight, jumper cables, and other items that may be necessary in the cold weather, such as blankets, extra clothes, and non-perishable food items
Tip 3: Look for Traffic Up Ahead
Instead of only focusing on traffic that is directly ahead of you, it is important to look far beyond. Remember, the more you are able to see ahead of you, the more time you have to react should you need to respond in an emergency situation.
Tip 4: Drive Slower
Regardless of what the speed limit might be, it is important to drive at a speed that is safe given the current weather condition. Do not be afraid to drive slower that the speed limit if roads are slippery or wet. Driving at a slower speed can prevent your vehicle from skidding.
If you or someone you love was hurt in a car accident that was caused by a reckless, careless, or negligent driver, we urge you to contact our Phoenix car accident lawyers at Salvador Phillips, PLLC right away. We can pursue maximum monetary compensation for any medical expenses, physical harms, lost wages, or emotional distresses you may have acquired as a result of your accident.
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