Avoiding a Connecticut Auto Accident During a Long-Distance Winter Trip

Sunday, February 11th, 2018 by | Posted In: Auto Accidents

Whether you are driving from Connecticut to Northern New England or farther down south, winter weather conditions can make the ride very, very stressful. Winter weather can also contribute to Connecticut auto accidents. Following these long distance winter driving tips could help keep you safe,

  1. Get your vehicle inspected before a long trip to avoid any mechanical issues while you are on the road.
  2. Keep an eye on weather reports. Delay trips or leave early to avoid bad winter weather. Make sure to let family and friends know your route and estimated arrival.
  3. Keep your cell phone charged and pack blankets, hats, gloves, food, water, and any medications needed in your vehicle.
  4. Keep your half tank full of gasoline. This helps prevent any line freezing.
  5. Do not over exert yourself when trying to push your car free.
  6. If you are snow-bound, stay in your vehicle. Rescuers can spot you. Do not walk in severe winter weather because you could lose sight of your vehicle and get lost.
  7. If stranded and distressed, place a small cloth on the antennae or in the window. This could help your car be spotted. Also put on your dome light (which draws very little power) at night so rescuers can find you.
  8. Conservatively run your engine and heat.
  9. Keep the exhaust pipe clear so carbon monoxide does not enter the vehicle.

If you or your loved one was in a winter crash, you may need an experienced attorney to help you file your claim. The experienced attorneys at McEnery Price Messey & Sullivan have protected the rights of those in similar situations. Contact our office for a free consultation.

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