Are you and your family heading out on holiday road trip to Grandma’s
house this year? Before you get on the road, check out these helpful driving
tips so you and your family can stay safe on the road, even in bad weather.
How to drive in snowy
Don’t tailgate – When driving the in snowy conditions, the water and ice on the
roads make it slippery, which means your tires will have a harder time
finding traction when you hit the brakes. Make you leave the length of
a football field between you and the car driving in front of you to ensure
you have ample room to stop.
Driver slower— Four-wheel drive can be helpful in snowy conditions, but even if
your car has four-wheel drive, we recommend reducing your speed to 10
miles under the normal speed limit.
Watch out for black ice – Black ice is such a dangerous element on the roads because it
is almost impossible to detect. This substance most often formed in shadowy
areas where the warmth of the sun doesn’t reach, bridges and intersections.
Make a note to slow down when encountering these areas.
How to drive in rainy weather
Slow down— Slippery, wet roads can be dangerous because, at certain speeds,
your car can hydroplane. If you do hydroplane, remain calm, take your
foot off the gas and slow down until your car regains traction.
Don’t drive through flooded areas – what may look like a shallow puddle might be deeper than you think.
If you notice you’re approaching a large puddle, try to drive around it.
While we at
Warlick & Craig, P.C. hope you have a safe holiday road trip, we understand that accidents happen.
If you or your family was injured by a negligent driver, contact our
Woodstock car accident attorney.