Holiday driving can be stressful, but we all have to do our part to keep the roads safe. Taking care while driving boils down to some basic driving principles in cold weather.
ATLANTA (PRWEB) November 28, 2017
As temperatures turn cooler and winter weather gets worse, pedestrians and motorists alike must take precautions to keep themselves and others safe. The various offices of Attorney Big Al; particularly those in the northeast, call for calm and caution on the roads this winter to prevent accidents.
Georgia Attorney Big Al commented, “Holiday driving can be stressful, but we all have to do our part to keep the roads safe. Taking care while driving boils down to some basic driving principles in cold weather.”
Always give yourself more room to brake. Whether the roads are wet or icy, expect slower deceleration times. Increase following distance in icy conditions, and be especially cautious just after any rain or sleet, as this is when the roads are the most dangerous. If snowy conditions impair your line of sight, consider turning your hazards on to make your vehicle more visible. Additionally, drive with your lights on. Many experts recommend having them on any time you’re driving, regardless of whether or not night has fallen.
If you’re in an area with pedestrians, it’s more important than ever to drive slowly. Pedestrians are just as liable to slipping on ice as you are, so in areas with heavy foot traffic, be on the lookout for anyone who might slip or fall into the road. If you’re a pedestrian, always cross in designated crosswalks so that cars have the most reaction time to see you and decelerate. A car that swerves in icy conditions may not be able to avoid you.
He added, “Defensive driving is always the best strategy to avoid an accident, and it’s especially important during winter time.” By driving safely, you can do your part to reduce accident rates around winter driving.