Winter is coming and many drivers aren’t prepared for the weather shift. Winter is possibly one of the worst times of the year to get caught in a car accident. Yet, many drivers find themselves headed into snowy territory as they head north to visit relatives or friends for the holidays.
When preparing for winter driving, it’s important to know what to watch for out there on the roads. Here are three major hazards:
1. Snow covering windshields
While you may have some idea of where you are when driving through rain, you may be entirely lost when it snows. The snow can greatly disrupt a driver’s vision, which can reduce reaction time. A driver may not brake in time if they don’t have adequate gear for their windshields.
2. Piles of snow on the road
When the weather gets exceptionally heavy, you may find yourself driving through thick piles of snow. Typically, snow plows should clear away the snow on the road, but if a driver is caught in unfortunate weather conditions, they may find themselves unable to keep tractions.
3. Icy roads
While it may be nice to have a warm day during the winter, the melting snow may cause problems later when it freezes over. Much like thick piles of snow, a car may have trouble keeping traction on icy roads. Having good tread on a vehicle’s tires can help when there’s ice, but it can only do so much.
If you find yourself in financial distress because of your losses after another driver collided with you, then you may need to know more about your legal options to get fair compensation.