10 Winter Driving Tips for Your Safety on The Road

Dec 8, 2018 | Car Accidents

Moussa Sabzehghabaei

Personal Injury Lawyer

As beautiful as the winter season can be, it brings a slew of dangerous precipitation. Ice, snow, sleet and hail creates dangerous driving conditions that can make travelling highly unsafe. The impetus to drive safely and exercise caution when on roadways is at an all-time high during the winter. What can you do as a driver to ensure you and your loved ones arrive at your destinations safe and sound? Here are 10 safe winter driving tips.

10 Winter Driving Tips for Your Safety on The Road

  1. Be Well Rested and Plan Ahead.

    It is important to be fully alert and well prepared before heading out in poor weather. Map out the safest route to travel and be mindful of road closures.
  2. Ensure that Seatbelts are Worn and Car Seats, Correctly Fitted.

    Seatbelts have been proven to save lives. Properly fitted car seats are crucial to protect your little one in case of a collision.
  3. Drive According to Weather Conditions.

    Speeding, driving recklessly and being inattentive to slippery roads makes you vulnerable to an accident. Adjust your driving technique accordingly, and ensure you are being a cautions driver.
  4. Perform Regular Maintenance Checks and Ensure Winter Tires are Installed.

    Ensure fluids are topped up and required checks are complete. Many auto insurance companies offer discounts if winter tires are installed on a vehicle, giving you further motivation to purchase them.
  5. Execute Driving Maneuvers with a High Degree of Caution.

    Always check your blind spot and leave enough room behind vehicles to safely execute turns and lane changes.
  6. Ensure the Vehicle is Free of Hazards.

    Clear any accumulated snow and ice off of your vehicle and roof to optimize safe driving.
  7. Slow Down!

    Unnecessary speeding can lead to a multitude of preventable accidents.
  8. Keep a Safe Distance from Snow Plows.

    These power vehicles can be unsafe if you come to close, leave enough room so they can clear the roadway efficiently.
  9. Do Not Travel With a Diminished Gas Supply.

    Confirm that your tank is full and not on reserve, as pulling over in poor weather can be dangerous.
  10. Create a Safety Kit.

    Travel with road flares, a blanket and a flashlight in cases of emergency.

Unfortunately, no matter how safe a driver is and how much planning is involved, accidents happen. Let the knowledgeable lawyers at Grillo Barristers help you navigate the complicated world of claiming damages and recovering losses that you may have suffered.