Attorney Charles Boyk Stresses Importance of Defensive Driving in Winter Weather Conditions

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Several accidents have occurred in the Toledo area due to winter weather conditions. It is important to drive defensively during such weather, ensuring the safety to you and your passengers.

Another day of winter weather has brought on several accidents on Ohio roadways. When snow and ice covered roads are combined with a morning commute, accidents are bound to happen, as 13 ABC News highlighted in their morning report. But, it is very important to drive as defensively as possible to ensure safety on the roadway.

One of the most important things is to make sure the vehicle that will be driven is clear of any snow, ice, or frost. Although it can be very cold in the morning to clear off while rushing to begin the commute to work or school, it is important to take the extra few minutes to ensure the vehicle's windows are 100 percent clear.

It is also wise to leave a few minutes early to prevent having to rush through the commute. If there is a possibility of snow the night before, set the alarm five minutes early. That extra five minutes will provide extra time and the ability to drive slower on the roadways.

Another critical thing to remember when driving during winter weather is that others may not be driving with the same caution. If other drivers appear to not be driving with appropriate caution, keep a clear distance from them. Driving defensively reduces the chances of being involved in a car accident.

Attorney Charles Boyk explains that as a driver, it is critical to take all possible precautions to prevent weather-related accidents. “Although some accidents seem as though they were inevitable, and the weather is to blame, one driver is always at-fault. This is why it is important to practice defensive driving, and reduce the chances of being involved in a car accident.”

Although the Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania groundhog did not see his shadow this morning and spring is on its way, there will still be winter weather conditions to deal with for the next month. Drive with caution and be safe on the roadways.

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