The best tip I can offer drivers during bad winter conditions is to stay off the roads as much as possible.
Detroit, MI (PRWEB) January 22, 2016
Auto accident injury attorney Jason Waechter is worried about driver safety in light of a severe winter storm that is predicted to hit the northeastern United States this weekend. “In general, it’s been a pretty good winter,” explains Waechter. “Some drivers haven’t had to deal with severe conditions or major snowfalls yet, which could make bad roads even more hazardous.”
While some predictions for this major storm vary depending upon the source, most of them agree on two key points: a lot of snow – up to twenty inches in some areas – along with high winds. There is also a possibility of freezing rain, cold temperatures, power outages, and even flooding in some areas.
“My most important tip: the best way to reduce roadway crashes, injuries, and deaths in weather like they are predicting is to simply stay off the roads,” advises Waechter. “Plan ahead so that once the storm starts, you can stay home and leave the roads open to emergency vehicles and snow plows.”
For drivers who can’t stay home, Waechter and his team have compiled a list of winter driving tips. The list includes preparation tips, such as topping up windshield washer fluid and gas before a storm. Waechter’s list also suggests keeping an emergency kit, including water and snacks, a blanket, warm clothing, a first-aid kit, and a small shovel (among other things), in the car at all times.
Other contributions to the list include always driving with headlights on, and leaving extra space between yourself and the car in front of you when the temperature goes below freezing. The complete list of winter driving tips is available on Waechter’s blog.
“Obviously, following our winter driving tips are not a guarantee that you will avoid a crash,” says Waechter. “No matter how prepared or careful you are, if you’re on the road in poor conditions, there’s a chance an accident could happen. Stay safe, and if you can, stay home,” he concludes.
Jason Waechter has spent two decades cementing his reputation for results. Over the years, he has won millions for truck accident victims and contributed significantly to safety education and accident prevention. He has entrenched himself as one of the nation's premier lawyers, and works with a team of dedicated professionals to help injured people. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, call 1-800-708-5433 or visit his website to speak with a lawyer who can help.