Northeastern Pennsylvania is no stranger to the rain, especially this time of year. In short, rain reduces our visibility, response time, and ability to control our vehicle, which increases the risk of car accidents. Let’s take a look at some safety tips to minimize the risks of an accident and injuries while driving in the rain.
The two most common causes of weather-related crashes over the most recently reported ten-year period have been wet pavements and rain.
According to the Federal Highway Administration, rain accounts for:
Even if you were doing your best to drive with care in the rain, accidents do happen. While these tips cannot guarantee you will not be involved in an accident, they can reduce your risks significantly. If you are injured while driving, regardless of the weather, contact our team of attorneys at Scartelli Olszewski, P.C.
Rachel D. Olszewski, an attorney at Scartelli Olszewski, P.C., is a dedicated advocate for clients who have suffered unjust harm. Following the legacy of her esteemed family members, Rachel specializes in personal injury, medical malpractice, and criminal defense. She is actively involved in professional associations and serves on the board of the Luzerne County Bar Association Charitable Foundation. Rachel is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania state courts and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
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