Driving in Snow
Driving in ice and snow can be very disastrous for multiple reasons. The slick roadways and limited visibility can quickly lead to a serious and potentially deadly crash.
Fortunately, there are courses people can take to learn how to better handle the icy road conditions. Although mainly attended by law enforcement authorities, anybody can enroll. Getting hands-on experience in a controlled environment like those available at a driving school can be extremely helpful. However, many people are unable or unwilling to attend such a class and would rather follow a few tips at safer driving.
Safety Tips for Driving in Snow
Here are a few simple steps to help keep you safe when you must drive on icy roads:
- Prepare your vehicle: Purchasing chains for tires, winter-treaded tires, and ice-fighting windshield wiper fluid can help ensure you will have more control over the decisions you make.
- Brake/Steer slowly: Any quick jerking or stopping increases your risk of sliding on the road.
- Slow down: The faster you go, the more time your car needs to slow down due to low amounts of friction between the wheels and the road. This is particularly true on icy roads.
- Observe Surroundings: Practice defensive driving and watch everybody on the road as well as other potential dangers.
If you or someone you love has been involved in an accident due to someone else’s negligent driving on icy roads, contact the Des Moines car accident attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600.