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Tips for driving safely this winter

On Behalf of | Nov 22, 2019 | Car Accidents |

There are many ways that New Jersey drivers and others can stay safe during the winter season. For example, they should increase their following distance to ensure that they have time to recover if they lose control of their vehicles. It is also a good idea to drive at a slower speed to minimize the chances of losing control of a vehicle on snowy or icy roads.

Drivers are encouraged to get used to winter driving conditions in their neighborhood or a relatively empty parking lot. This can also help them get used to the safety features that their cars or trucks have. It may be a good idea to get a set of winter tires that have more traction on slippery roads. Quality winter tires may be able to last for several seasons if they are properly maintained.

Removing snow, ice or fog can make it easier to see while driving. Individuals are advised to plan ahead to ensure that their cars or trucks are free from any debris that could hinder their vision. Ice and fog may be less of a problem when a vehicle’s heating and cooling system is working properly. Ice scrapers and snow removal tools can also make it easier to clear off a vehicle during periods of cold or snowy weather.

Individuals who are hurt in motor vehicle accidents may incur medical bills and other costs related to their injuries. Drivers who cause car accidents may be liable for paying these bills if they were negligent for causing them. Examples of negligent driving could include going too fast for road conditions or following too closely. An attorney may be able to help an accident victim obtain a favorable settlement or a favorable jury award in a personal injury trial.