Believe it or not, winter is almost here. In many parts of Washington, residents have already started getting a taste of it as some snowflakes have already started falling. As personal injury attorneys, we understand that accidents caused by difficult road conditions brought about weather changes can be serious and even deadly. That’s why, we want all Washington drivers to learn just how they should proceed if they want to avoid accidents during winter time.
According to road safety advocates, one of the most important things drivers should do while behind the wheel in winter time is to slow down, there are other precautions drivers may take to avoid getting stuck this winter.
If you will be doing a great deal of driving during the holiday season, make sure to install snow or all-weather tires. If you’re going to go over mountain passes, do not forget to carry tire chains.
Also, make sure to always have a snow brush in the car at all times. This will help you to get rid of the excess snow on your windshield before you hit the road.
Having a kit equipped with flashlight, batteries, snacks, gloves, water, blankets, boots, and a first-aid kit is also important. Snowstorms may happen when we least expect and you might end up stuck until outside help is able to spot you. For smaller snow-related incidents, have a bag of kitty litter, gravel, or salt at hand.
While driving, remember that as it snows, visibility may be impacted. As a result, you may not be able to see the road ahead as well. Avoid issues or collisions by making sure that your windshields are functioning correctly and that your headlights are in top shape.
Do not hit the road this winter without properly functioning headlights.
For more on how to stay safe this winter while behind the wheel, follow this link.