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How to Avoid Winter Car Accidents October 16, 2019

Andalusia, Covington
How to Avoid Winter Car Accidents, Andalusia, Alabama

Driving in wintry weather is never an easy task, even for experienced drivers. Every year, thousands of people get injured from vehicle crashes and collisions that require the services of a car accident lawyer. Fortunately, there are a few measures you can take to reduce the risks that come with winter driving.

5 Tips for Preventing Auto Accidents in Winter

1. Plan & Prepare

car-accident-lawyer-Andalusia-ALIf you must venture out during bad weather, take the time to plan the safest route possible. Check traffic conditions, and make sure that you’ve stocked up on the essentials. Have extra warm clothing, blankets, food and water, flashlight, first aid kit, shovel, and ice scraper stored in the trunk in case of emergencies.

2. Do a Pre-Trip Inspection

Before driving off, check the tires for proper inflation and tread wear. Test the battery for a charge, and top off any fluids that are running low. Clear off ice, or dirt on your windshield and windows for better visibility. 

3. Keep a Safe Distance

A car accident lawyer needs to know if you did your part in ensuring safety on the road, and that includes leaving enough space between vehicles. Make sure you have plenty of time to slow down—sudden stops can result in accidents, especially under slippery road conditions.

4. Drive Slowly

When driving in winter, allot more time to reach your destination since you need to go slower than usual. Put pressure on the accelerator slowly when you need to speed to prevent skidding. Similarly, ease your foot off the pedal if you have to slow down to a stop or turn.

5. Stay Focused

Refrain from doing two tasks at a time, such as braking and turning, as it can cause you to lose control of your vehicle. If you need to make a turn, apply the brakes gently before making the turn.

Also, avoid turning up the heat in your vehicle, as it can make you drowsy and impair your response time. Set it at tolerable levels—just enough to temper the cold.

 

This winter, follow these tips to prevent accidents on the road. If you were involved in a wreck, seek assistance from a car accident lawyer at Jones & Jones, P.C. Attorneys at Law. Based in Andalusia, AL, their auto accident attorneys have provided top-notch counsel to clients across south Alabama since 1953. Call (334) 222­-3161 for an initial consultation with an accident attorney, or visit their website today.

 

Disclaimer: No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.

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