What You Need to Know About Driving in Winter Weather
For most Texans, driving in the snow is a foreign concept. But with more adverse weather conditions expected in the coming years, it is a good idea to get familiar with how to drive safely during freezing rain, sleet, and snow. In the unfortunate event that you are involved in a winter car accident, it is in your best interest to consult with an attorney.
At the Mayday Law Office, we fight for those who have been injured in car accidents throughout Houston. Our dedicated legal team can help ensure you receive the largest possible recovery allowed in your case. If you were hurt in a car wreck caused by someone else’s negligence, contact our office at (281) 741-1162 to get a free consultation. Se habla español.
How to Stay Safe While Driving in Winter Weather
Driving in winter weather can be a daunting experience. Even a few inches of snow can wreak havoc on Texas roadways. With summer heat exceeding 100 degrees in many parts of the state, few native Texans know how to drive in winter conditions. There are, however, steps you can take to stay safe while driving in sleet and snow.
Winter driving safety tips for Texans:
- Slow and steady. In adverse weather conditions, you should always take it slow. Being in a rush will only increase the likelihood of an accident. Since the state is not fully equipped to salt roads after a wintery snowfall, drivers must take extra precautions to stay safe.
- Learn to use your brakes. You may have heard a lot of different theories about what to do if you hit a patch of ice or start to skid. The truth is what you do depends on whether you are in a front-wheel or rear-wheel skid. Whatever you do, don’t slam on the brakes or even pump them.
- Get prepared. The less that you have to be on the road during winter weather conditions, the better. Plan ahead and stay home if at all possible. As freezing temperatures encroach stock up on what you need. You should also have an emergency kit in your vehicle in case you get stranded.
- Winterize your vehicle. Many dealerships and mechanics offer a service to winterize your vehicle. This may include topping off fluid and checking brake pads. It is a good idea to make sure that your car is in tip-top shape before hitting the road during the winter.
With winter weather approaching, it is important to know what to do if it is slow or sleet in the forecast. Practicing these driving tips can help ensure that you and others get home safely.
Injured in a Winter Car Accident? Contact Our Office.
If you or a loved one are injured in a winter car accident, you might be entitled to compensation for your losses. It is important to discuss your case with an experienced attorney.
At the Mayday Law Office, we have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. Contact our office at (281) 741-1162 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.