5 Ways To Prevent A Winter Connecticut Truck Accident

Monday, December 23rd, 2019 by | Posted In: Truck Accidents

Winter weather conditions can make roadway conditions really treacherous for travel. Truckers, on the other hand, face pressure to remain on the roads because they are typically under delivery timelines. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports 324,000 truck accidents with 95,000 injuries. 

Snow, sleet, ice, freezing, rain, wind, and fog are all winter weather conditions we battle here in Connecticut. They can even appear without warning. Below are five ways you can stay safe this winter while sharing the road with truckers. 

  1. Stay home. When winter weather conditions kick up, the best way to stay safe on Connecticut roadways is to simply stay off of them. 
  2. If you must, go slow. The faster you go in winter weather, the more of a chance you have at losing control of your vehicle. Take caution when merging or slowing down. Just because you are, doesn’t mean others are taking the same care.
  3. Watch out for ice. Many think that snow is the biggest cause of accidents, but freezing rain, condensation, or a sudden temperature drop when roads are wet can create treacherous driving. 
  4. Keep a safe distance. Just as you would share the road with passenger vehicles, trucks need space to slow down as well. Give even more space when conditions are bad. 
  5. Bridges and overpasses. The way air passes around bridges and overpasses can make them icier than the road. Use extra caution when traveling over them. 

If you or a loved one was injured in a Connecticut truck accident, contact our firm immediately. Our team of experienced attorneys secured the highest truck accident settlement in New England in 2018.

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