Winter Driving Hazards
Wisconsin can be very cold in the winter months. That coldness often comes with great amounts of snow and ice. These are common roadway problems that can keep road conditions unfriendly for months at a time, as Wisconsin winters rarely see quick changes from freezing temperatures once they hit. While it is less commonly found, frozen rain and black ice can also make Wisconsin an especially hazardous state to drive in during the winter months of the year.
It is very important to adjust your driving according to weather conditions. If a person drives recklessly in icy weather, he or she may be liable for any injuries he or she causes. Contact the Madison car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling 800-242-2874 today if you have been injured in a car accident.
Safe Winter Driving
To combat icy conditions, local and state governments often employ plow trucks with salt dispensers to melt problem roads. Sand is also used with some frequency to add traction to the otherwise slickly smooth roads. As a driver, there are a few precautions that can be taken to improve safety. The following summarize the major tactics:
- Slow down.
- Brake more slowly and deliberately.
- Take slower, more gentle turns.
- Do not tail another car closely.
- Pay extra attention to the road itself.
By keeping these driving changes in mind, although safety cannot be guaranteed, a driver can avoid causing some of the most common types of winter-related accidents.
If you have been injured by a negligent driver who chose not to drive according to the weather conditions, you may be able to seek compensation. Contact the Madison car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874