Safe Driving Tips for Winter Weather
Posted on behalf of Lynch Law Firm on Dec 01, 2016 in Car Accidents News
With winter, comes potentially dangerous ice and snow on the roads, making it imperative that drivers prepare for the season in advance. A little foresight could mean the difference between life and death and could even save the lives of loved ones.
Take these steps to ready your vehicle for winter and feel more confident knowing that you took the time to prep before driving in the snow, ice and winter storms.
Tires – Install snow tires in the fall so you are ready before the snow arrives. Before road trips and on a monthly basis, check your tires, along with your spare. With cold air, tire pressure drops. Ensure your tires are filled according to the tire manufacturer’s recommendations.
Vehicle essentials – In addition to obvious items like a spare tire or tire pressure gauge, it is important to also keep extra blankets, an emergency kit, jumper cables, a flashlight, an ice scraper, a cellphone charger and flares stocked in your car. Kitty litter or sand is useful if you get stuck in the snow.
Lights – Ensure all of your vehicle’s lights are in good working order such as interior lights, brake lights and emergency flashers.
Windshield wipers – Replace worn out wiper blades with new ones and fill your wiper reservoir.
Service – Before the snow and ice arrive, have your car serviced and let a trusted mechanic fix any problems that arise.
By following these tips and taking other safety steps, like wearing your seat belt, not driving while impaired and not texting while driving, you can better protect yourself and others on the road.
Unfortunately, no matter how many precautions you take, accidents still happen. At the Lynch Law firm, our experienced car accident attorneys are waiting to help you if you or someone you love is injured in an accident. Call us today for a complimentary case review to learn more about your legal options.
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