A South Carolina Personal Injury Law Firm on Winter Weather Driving
Winter is fast approaching, which means inclement weather for Greenville, South Carolina drivers. Each year many drivers suffer from serious accidents and injuries caused by winter weather driving. Therefore, below are some tips for making it through this winter safely.
Check the weather before leaving the house and avoid driving in severe weather where possible.
This might seem like an obvious tip, but failure to prepare for incoming weather can result in unnecessarily difficult driving conditions. Icy and snow call for cautious driving, but may also call for snow chains and emergency materials. Moreover, drive with extra caution for the full drive. Ice patches can show up unexpectedly during your drive.
Watch out for larger vehicles and semi-trucks.
Larger vehicles tend to handle better than smaller vehicles in icy conditions. However, when they do lose control, they cause more damage. Semi-trucks have difficulty climbing hills on icy roads and slide unpredictably, sometimes covering multiple lanes.
Drive carefully over (and under) bridges.
Bridges tend to be especially icy so drivers should exercise extra caution while driving over them. Additionally, icicles accumulate under bridges and on overpasses. Icicles fall as temperatures rise, though they can also fall as drivers move across the bridges. If large icicles land on your vehicle as you are driving, you might lose control of your car or your vehicle can suffer serious damage and you could get injured.
Hopefully, you avoid accidents and injuries this upcoming winter. However, if you or a loved one are injured due to negligent driving in winter weather, please contact us for a free consultation.