Winter is one of the most dangerous times to drive during the year. With icy roads and more drunk drivers, it almost makes you want to avoid the roads till spring. For those that must drive during the winter, it is important that you know how to stay safe. Dashner Law Firm has collected the best tips for you to drive safe this winter.
1. Avoid Late Night Driving
The majority of fatal car accidents occur during the night. If you can, try to avoid being on the road during the early morning hours. Early in the morning is typically when people are returning to the road after holiday parties. Make plans to stay at a friend or family’s place if you will be there late into the night.
2. Maintain Your Car
Many car accidents during the winter occur because of inadequate vehicle maintenance leading to tire blowouts or breakdowns that leave you stranded. Get your car thoroughly inspected by a reputable mechanic. Nothing is better than the peace of mind that your car is safe for winter driving.
3. Be Prepared
No one wants to be involved in a car accident, but you can help survive a crash or break down if you are adequately prepared. Make sure your car has a first aid kit, bottled water, warm blanket, flares, and jumper cables. Having these supplies can mean the difference between life and death if you are in an accident or stranded.
If you have had a winter car accident, you need to talk to an attorney right away. Call Dashner Law today at 972-793-8989 or 817-864-9980 to schedule your initial consultation.