Driving on Icy Roads
During the cold winter months, roadways in Wisconsin often accumulate heavy amounts of snow and ice. Icy roads are incredibly dangerous because these conditions can cause you to easily lose control of your car. If bad winter weather is in the forecast, it is wise to avoid driving if at all possible. However, if you must drive on icy roads, it is important to keep some helpful tips in mind to keep yourself and others on the road safe.
If you or someone you love has been injured by a motorist who was driving recklessly in dangerous conditions, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your accident-related expenses. For more information on pursuing compensation, contact the Milwaukee reckless driving accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 and schedule an initial consultation.
Tips for Driving Safely in Icy Weather
If you cannot avoid driving on icy roads, it is important to ensure that both you and your car are prepared for driving in these conditions. Driving on icy roads can be very dangerous, but by adhering to the following safety tips, you may be able to avoid an accident:
- Drive much slower than you normally would
- Leave plenty of room between your car and other vehicles
- When braking, brake gently in order to avoid skidding. If you do start skidding, take your foot off the brake gently
- Keep your lights on
- Use low gears to improve traction
- Do not pass snow plows or sand trucks; not only is the road in front of them more dangerous than behind, but these vehicles have limited visibility
If you were injured in a car accident because another driver was driving recklessly on icy roads, contact the Milwaukee car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 to discuss your legal options.