Car accidents are possible at any time, but when Ohio winters hit, the chances of being involved in a collision increase dramatically. Snow, ice and wet roads can make your travels dangerous, whether you are completing a 20-minute commute or heading a few hours out of town. The Ohio State Highway Patrol has reported that between 25,000 and 28,000 accidents happen each month across the state during the winter. Reducing those numbers means safer roadways and less injuries for all drivers. Here are some tips on staying safe behind the wheel this season.
Traffic safety starts before you ever take a seat behind the wheel. In the winter, there are several steps to take before traveling:
Taking the time to be ready for anything can drastically lower your chances of becoming stranded and keep you safe even if you do.
TOne of the biggest factors that causes car accidents is a driver’s inability to properly handle the wheel on slick roads. Practice these habits before winter hits so they will be instinctive in case of a slide:
Additionally, if you begin to slide, remember to keep your wheel and gaze in the direction you are trying to go.
Even the best drivers in the world cannot always avoid collisions. If you become involved in a vehicle crash, contact an experienced attorney to make sure you receive all the compensation and assistance necessary to repair your car, heal your injuries and get you back on the road.
Please call my Personal Injury law firm office in Westerville today to schedule a free initial consultation. I handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. You don’t pay attorney fees unless we win. You can reach me by phone at 614-898-5300 , toll free from anywhere in Ohio at 877-898-HEIT or contact me via email to get started.
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