Detroit Car Accident Lawyer Gary Bloom Comments on MDOT Message About Winter Weather Driving

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The Detroit personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Gary Bloom says distracted drivers might not notice a slow-moving snowplow, which can have disastrous consequences.

During the winter months, it’s important for drivers in Livonia, Detroit and across Michigan to give snowplows the time and space necessary to make our roads safer.

Commenting on a message from the Michigan Department of Transportation about driving near snowplows, Detroit car accident lawyer Gary Bloom of the Law Offices of Gary Bloom said drivers should remain alert and avoid distractions at all times, but especially during winter when road conditions can be treacherous.

Bloom said distracted and careless drivers could pose a grave threat when snowplows are out clearing the roads. In a press release issued Dec. 3, the MDOT stated that it urges drivers to exercise caution this winter while driving near snowplows and other municipal vehicles.

The agency stated that snowplows, graders, salt trucks and other slow-moving winter maintenance vehicles need “room to groom.”

“At the Law Offices of Gary Bloom, we advise all drivers to take extra safety precautions this winter while driving near our state’s snowplows and other municipal vehicles. Keeping your distance and simply letting these vehicles do their job not only makes snowy or icy roads safer for travel, but could reduce your own car accident risk as well,” said Bloom.

The Michigan Department of Transportation urged drivers to exercise increased caution while driving during inclement weather conditions this winter and to take a number of necessary precautions while around snowplows and other large vehicles this winter. This is because, according to the MDOT, these vehicles often move slowly, have limited visibility and can throw clouds of snow, dirt or rocks behind their vehicles.

According to the Michigan Department of Transportation, important winter driving safety tips for drivers to keep in mind while approaching snowplows include keeping a safe distance from these (and other) vehicles on the road, driving free of distractions such as text messaging, avoiding reckless behaviors such as passing a snowplow on slippery roads, and adhering to speed limits on treated roads.

“During the winter months, it’s important for drivers in Livonia, Detroit and across Michigan to give snowplows the time and space necessary to make our roads safer. This involves not only keeping an adequate distance from these vehicles, but practicing basic driving fundamentals such as driving the speed limit, obeying traffic signals, and avoiding any and all distractions or impairments,” said Bloom. “When roads are covered in ice or snow, the smallest mistake could cause a serious crash.”

Bloom said victims injured by drivers who are not using caution during inclement weather conditions can pursue compensation for their losses. An attorney can help victims and families who lost loved ones due to negligence hold the responsible party accountable and send a message that careless or reckless driving will not be tolerated in Michigan.

About the Law Offices of Gary Bloom

With over 30 years of experience fighting for the rights of accident victims in Detroit, Livonia, Wayne, Lansing, and Toledo, OH, attorney Gary Bloom has a hard-earned reputation as an aggressive and determined personal injury lawyer who works one-on-one with his clients to build a solid and successful legal strategy. Bloom belongs to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, reserved for lawyers who have successfully obtained verdicts or settlements totaling over $1 million. In addition to handling cases involving car accidents, the Law Offices of Gary Bloom has successfully litigated cases on behalf of people injured by medical malpractice, truck accidents, slip and fall accidents, and other types of accidents caused by somebody else’s negligence.
If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident, call 1-800-872-7119 for a free case consultation.

The Law Offices of Gary Bloom has offices in Livonia and Wayne, MI, and Toledo, OH. The main office is located at 39040 W. 7 Mile Road, Livonia, MI 48152. For more details visit

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