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Safe Driving in Icy Conditions | Rhode Island Personal Injury Lawyer

(This is an excellent Personal Injury Law Article by  David S Caldwell. This article is approved by Rhode Island Personal Injury Lawyer, David Slepkow)

Any form of inclement weather may increase the chance of an auto accident. Strong winds, heavy downpours, snow, and iced-over roads all require special driving precautions. It can be easy to overlook basic safety procedures with all the distractions on the road. However, responsible driving in these conditions is important in keeping you and those nearby safe.

Tips for Safe Driving in Icy Conditions

The best way to prevent accidents on icy roads is to avoid driving in the first place. Weather reports will be issued if it is believed that driving is unsafe. However, in today’s fast-paced world, it is rarely possible to cancel obligations and hard to avoid driving when you’re on a tight schedule. If you must drive in these conditions, following these tips may help decrease your risk for an accident:

  • Use defroster and windshield wipers
  • Pump brakes
  • Use low gears
  • Use turn signal early
  • Keep safe distance away from other vehicles
  • Wear your seat belt
  • Avoid distracted driving

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There is a reason that you see dozens of cars stranded on the side of the road in a blizzard. If someone fails to follow these basic safety tips, they are putting both themselves and anyone else on the road at risk of injury. It is impossible to control the negligence of other drivers.

In the event of an accident, it will be extremely important to have insurance coverage. An accident can result in thousands of dollars of property damage. Injury accidents can result in trips to the hospital and lifelong injuries. Auto insurance can help you pay for some of these damages.

Article Written by : By David S Caldwell Platinum Quality Author

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