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Winter Weather Driving Tips from a St. Mary’s County Accident Lawyer

 

 

With winter in full swing, we can expect to see winter weather coming our way. Staying indoors is not always an option, so please read these tips on driving in winter weather from a St Mary’s County accident lawyer.

  • Go slow. You could drive a compact car or a tank. Either way, snow and ice can cause your vehicle to slip and slide. Sometimes drivers start to get comfortable after being on the road for a few minutes and will start to speed up and zip around other vehicles. However, driving in snow or on ice can be tricky and you need to be aware that like each individual snowflake, no two patches of ice are the same. Drive slowly and be safe.
  • Watch out! You may be driving cautiously, but you cannot guarantee that all the other drivers on the road are driving with the same care. Be aware of the speed of other drivers and whether they are whipping around cars. Drive defensively and get home safe.
  • Know thy car. If you have a brand new car that has 4-wheel drive and snow chains, you can weather a storm better than an old sedan. Similarly, you will fare better in less than fair weather if you check your tire pressure, windshield wipers, and headlights before heading out. If you don’t and end up on the side of the road, you will wish you did.
  • Eliminate distractions. Though it’s been said many times, many ways – get off of your phone! Not only is it illegal, it is dangerous. If you need to make a call or text someone, pull over. Every call or text can wait for safety.

We hope these tips help you the next time you head out in winter weather. However, if you have been injured in an auto, truck, or motorcycle accident during winter weather and need help, contact us at (844)-Take-MyCase, or visit our website at www.844TakeMyCase.com.

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