Old Man Winter is here again, bringing cold temperatures, blustery winds and the occasional snowflake. Even though wintry weather is uncommon here in Atlanta, road conditions can still become difficult to navigate during this season. For those who travel outside of the south during winter, unfamiliar roads coupled with snow and ice can cause disaster. Here are some tips to stay road-safe during the winter months.
Winter weather can sneak up on you, which is why being prepared is the best thing you can do to keep you and your family safe. Before you head out the door, make sure to schedule a regular car maintenance check. Even if road conditions are ideal, if you are stranded in your car in cold weather, you could expose yourself to danger. Have a safety bag in your car packed with blankets, food and water and a flashlight with extra batteries. Make sure your spare tire is in good shape and have a set of jumper cables on hand as well.
If you find yourself traveling in winter weather, follow these tips to keep yourself safe:
- Leave early. When you are planning your trip, build in extra time so you can travel more slowly.
- Keep a safe distance. It can take 10 times longer to stop a car on slick roads, so allow more distance between you and the car in front of you.
- Stay alert. Remember that not all drivers will be practicing safe driving. Keep distractions to a minimum and stay focused on the road and surrounding vehicles.
Even if you take precautions, you cannot guarantee that all drivers on the road will follow suit. If you have been involved in an auto accident that is the fault of another, you may be entitled to relief. Contact Race Law Firm today and schedule a consultation to discuss your case.
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