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Preparing for Winter Driving

Auto accidents can happen anywhere and at any time, but unfortunately, your risk of a car accident can increase during the colder months. This is because winter brings with it additional dangers, such as sleet, snow, and ice. Drivers must cope with this by adapting their behaviors to the worsened conditions. However, if a driver disregards the added hazards of winter weather, he or she puts everyone on the road at risk.

If you or a loved one suffered an injury in an accident caused by another driver’s carelessness, you may be entitled to compensation. A dedicated Milwaukee auto accident attorney of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. can help you seek justice. Contact us at 800-242-2874 to learn more about your rights.

Tips for Winter Driving

No one can control the weather or the actions of others, but a driver can make an effort to avoid dangerous situations in winter weather. Knowing how to prepare for cold weather driving can help prevent accidents or decrease the level of danger when an accident does occur. During winter, you may want to do the following before driving:

  • Check the weather. If the forecast suggests that the weather is too dangerous to drive, try your best to avoid driving until conditions improve.
  • Keep your gas tank full. Sometimes traffic gets completely stopped due to snow or ice. Running out of gas means being stranded with no heat, which can be very dangerous.
  • Prepare a winter safety kit. In addition to the usual safety kit in your car, you should pack blankets and portable heaters if you can.
  • Know your route. During snowy and icy weather, it is best to avoid bridges and infrequently traveled roads. Knowing all of the possible routes to your destination can help you avoid hazards.

Frustratingly, not everyone modifies their driving behaviors to reflect the dangers of winter driving, which can lead to severe auto accidents.

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