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Staying safe on winter roads

On Behalf of | Dec 21, 2021 | Personal Injury |

Connecticut roads are notoriously dangerous in the wintertime as driving conditions worsen. Here, we’ll explore the best strategies you can use to stay safe on winter roads and avoid accidents.

Equip your vehicle with proper tires

Make sure that your tires have adequate traction to prevent slipping on icy patches in the road. Better yet, consider investing in snow tires during the winter. They might seem a bit costly, but when you compare their price to the alternative of potentially fatal personal injury and financial loss due to accidents, they are definitely worth the investment.

Practice defensive driving

Of course, defensive driving is always advisable but all the more so in winter when the roads are particularly hazardous. Some defensive driving basics include driving slowly, braking well in advance, and removing your foot from the gas and turning the wheel in your intended direction if you hit some ice and begin to skid.

Take note of other drivers

Never assume that other drivers on the roadway are practicing the same level of responsibility as you are. Accordingly, you should always be aware of what your fellow motorists are doing and how they are behaving. Stay a few car lengths behind the vehicle in front of you whenever possible.

If you’re hurt on the roadways due to another driver’s negligence, you might be eligible under state law for appropriate compensation to cover your medical costs, lost wages, etc. associated with the accident. Acting swiftly following an accident is key to getting the damages you are entitled to.

Employ these safe driving strategies and you will significantly reduce your risk of getting into a car accident this Connecticut winter. Safe driving!