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3 dangers of driving in the winter

On Behalf of | Dec 27, 2022 | Car Accidents

It’s been a whole year since it last snowed and you likely don’t remember well just how bad it was to drive during the winter. But, you do know that, when it snows, the roads get really bad and there’s a high chance of vehicle collisions. 

So, to avoid as many dangers as possible, you may need to get a refresher on all the possible dangers you could face when driving in the winter. Here’s what you should know:

1. Losing traction on icy roads

It’s always good to know just how much tread and air is in your tires before you set off in the snow. Low tread and air pressure may make it harder for your car to gain traction when it snows. However, even the best tires can’t do anything to an icy road, causing you to slip and skid. 

2. Heavy snowfall obscuring visibility

You may need to consider getting new windshield wipers before there’s too much snow. If you suddenly find yourself stuck in a snowstorm, then you might lose all visibility. The less visibility you have, then the higher the likelihood that you’ll get into an accident.

3. Breaking and accelerating too fast

If you’re suddenly speeding up and breaking while driving then you may have trouble keeping traction on the road. It’s easy to get impatient when driving in the snow and you’re stuck behind a line of cars, but you should always take it slow when driving in the snow.

You can do everything possible to protect yourself during a winter storm, but you can still face injuries if another driver isn’t careful on the roads. If you’ve recently been in a collision, then you may need to know your legal options when seeking compensation for your losses and injuries.