Living in Northeastern Pennsylvania we are no strangers to winter storms. Winter driving conditions like snow and ice dramatically affect one’s driving behaviors. For example, a driver’s ability to stop smoothly and safely can be severely limited because of reduced tire traction.
Three key factors to remember when driving in hazardous winter conditions:
It’s best to make sure that your vehicle is serviced and ready for winter driving conditions before the winter season begins. Scheduling a maintenance check-up to ensure that your vehicle’s tire pressure, battery, belts/hoses, radiator, oil, lights, brakes, exhaust system, heater/defroster, windshield wipers, and ignition system are all sufficient. Here is another tip: keep your gas tank as full as possible, at least half a tank is recommended.
Here are some safe driving tips to know when driving in the snow/ice:
According to the Federal Highway Administration (FDA), snow and ice account for:
Even if you were doing your best to drive with caution in snow or ice, crashes do happen. While these tips cannot guarantee you will not be involved in a crash, 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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