8 Ways to Stay Safe While Driving In The Snow
Driving in the snow can be very stressful and can undoubtedly cause Connecticut auto accidents. If you find yourself on the road when snow hits, here are some tips to keep yourself safe until you can get home or to your destination.
- Accelerate and decelerate slowly. Accelerating slowly helps regain and maintain traction. It also takes longer to slow down on icy roads.
- Everything takes longer on roads covered in snow. Drive slowly.
- Increase your distance behind the vehicle in front of you to 8-10 seconds following distance.
- Know your brakes.
- Don’t power up hills.
- Don’t stop going up a hill.
- Don’t stop if you can avoid it.
- Stay home. If you don’t have to go out, don’t. Let the public works crews clear the roads before venturing out.
If you or a loved one was injured in a Connecticut auto accident, contact our firm. Our team of experienced attorneys will help protect your rights. If your accident was caused by a delay of plowing by a municipality or state, there is a shorter window of time to file suit. Contact us immediately to discuss your options.