Driving in snow can be quite dangerous and, in most cases, is ill-advised. That said, it is sometimes unavoidable for people who must perform everyday activities like going to work, transporting their children to school, and carrying out necessary errands. There are a number reasons that this action can be considered dangerous.
The primary danger associated with driving in snow or other wintry weather is the speed with which deteriorating conditions can develop. It does not take a record-setting blizzard, or even a moderate amount of snowfall to produce a treacherous, accident-inducing environment. Typically, the culprit for this hazard is not merely the falling precipitation, but also the freezing temperatures. The colder the air, the faster any precipitation like snow, as well as the roadways being traversed, will freeze. When such circumstances arise, controlling your vehicle will become increasingly difficult because:
You can better prepare yourself to face these hazards if you engage in proper precautions both prior to venturing out into snow events, as well as while driving under such circumstances.
“Winterizing” your car can help prepare it to be driven during adverse weather conditions and can go a long way in helping you avoid any potential crashes. Automobile experts suggest observing the following tips:
When forced to drive during wintry conditions, you can increase your chances of safely arriving at your destination by adhering to the following practices:
There are times when automobile accidents, especially during the wintertime, are unavoidable. However, by preparing your vehicle and yourself to handle such adverse conditions, the chances for involvement in such an unfortunate incident diminish. That said, should the unthinkable occur, please contact our Wisconsin car accident lawyers at Cannon & Dunphy. We will review your case and, if circumstances warrant, might be able to offer counsel.