Safe Driving in Winter Weather
While winter weather can be beautiful, it can also be treacherous for individuals who have to drive in it. You can’t always avoid driving in winter weather conditions, but there are steps that you can take to make your journey as safe as possible.
Sadly, however, there are things that are out of your control when it comes to safe driving. If someone else is driving recklessly, or if the roads are improperly maintained, it can result in motor vehicle accidents and injuries to you and those you love. If you have suffered from a car wreck caused by someone else’s negligence, contact a Champaign car accident attorney from Spiros Law, P.C., today at 217-328-2828.
What to Do When Roads Are Icy
Of course, it’s always best to avoid icy roadways, but this is not always an option. If you believe that you are going to be driving your car in winter weather conditions, give yourself plenty of time so that you can drive as slowly as necessary. There are other things that you can do as well, such as:
- Leave plenty of space between you and the car in front of you in case they lose control
- Use low gear so that you get more traction
- Brake gently
- Avoid using cruise control
- Be especially conscientious on bridges and overpasses, which tend to ice over first
Roadways should be sanded and plowed in case of ice and snow so that you can safely get from place to place. If you have suffered from a car accident due to improper road maintenance, contact a Champaign car accident lawyer from Spiros Law, P.C., at 217-328-2828 to discuss your case.