Attorney Bradley Holuta: We often get asked: How to avoid winter car accidents?
Fault starts before they even leave home. Make sure their vehicle has good working tires with adequate thread. They might also consider winter tires for their particular vehicle. They’ll also want to make sure that they’ve cleared the snow and ice off their car, so that they can see out the windshield, they’ve allowed the ice to foss so they can see out all of the windows. That’s very important and that starts before they leave home.
Once they’re out there on the roadway, remember that snow and ice will lead to reduced traction. It’s going to take a little extra time and space to be able to stop. They want to leave extra space between their vehicle and the other vehicles should they encounter a dangerous situation, just want to leave a little extra time, a little extra space at all times.
Remember also that this time of the year, it’s dark and dreary, leads to reduced visibility. It’s a little harder to see what’s out there around them, just be a little extra careful or allow a little extra time and make sure they get to where they’re going safely.
If they have any questions, please feel free to call our office.