Before you hit the road for holiday gatherings with family and friends, we advise you to set aside a few minutes to prep your car or truck and brush up on winter driving safety tips. These actions can help you avoid a serious car accident and serious injuries.
Some of the most important safety tips for drivers, according to AAA, include: avoid driving while tired or fatigued. Watch weather reports ahead of time and delay the trip, if necessary. When driving in snow, accelerate and decelerate slowly. It takes longer to slow down, make turns and stop on icy roads. Also, increase the following distance between you and other vehicles on the road.
Tips for getting your vehicle ready for a winter road trip include: make sure your tires are properly inflated and always keep your gas tank half full. Avoid using your parking brake and do not use cruise control when weather conditions are snowy and icy. Keep blankets, water, food, ice scrapers, critical medicines, and a flashlight in your vehicle.
For more information and tips, AAA offers this informative pamphlet on How to Go in Ice and Snow.
We hope you have a safe and fun holiday, but if you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident this holiday season, you should speak with an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss what happened and who may be a fault. At Dixon Law Office, we have helped many injury victims get the compensation they deserve, and we can help you, too. Contact us today to set up a meeting with a lawyer to discuss the specific facts of your injury case at 888/354-9880 or click here.