2. 6 Tips To Help You Avoid Winter Car Accidents
help you avoid winter car accidents, here are some helpful tips to keep
in mind when the winter season is right around the corner.
1 – Prepare Yourself For Bad Driving Conditions
first way to avoid winter car accidents is to prepare yourself for
those bad road conditions such as slippery roads from ice, snow or rain
and cold temperatures. It takes years to learn how to drive on icy
roads. However, you can’t always avoid the inexperienced driver or
pedestrians crossing the road at the wrong time.
2 – Have The Necessary Safety Equipment
you can avoid it at all, don’t’ drive. Most vehicle accidents happen in
the winter so if there are fewer cars on the road, less cars will be
involved in an accident. However, if you must drive, be sure you have
all the equipment you need to make it safely. You want to ensure that
all your windows are clear so you have better visibility. Check out
your windshield wipers so you have the best possible front (and back)
visibility. Carry with you an ice scraper and broom when you’re parking
your vehicle outside.
3 – Drive Carefully
driving your vehicle, be a defensive driver and don’t lane change as
often. Be sure the distance between your vehicle and the one in front
of you is much wider than in other season. Go on main roads when you’re
driving instead of side street ones. The reason is that cities tend to
clean the main ones first, which means they’ll be less of a problem to
4 – Avoid Lesser Travel Roads
You would think
that lesser travelled roads would be better to drive on but the reality
is that there are hidden dangers with roads that are not cleared of
snow such as curbs, cars and other things.
5 – Learn How To Steer Properly
way to avoid winter car accidents is to learn how to steer your vehicle
properly when you feel your vehicle sliding or slipping. What you need
to do is momentarily let the steering go. Rather, shift the car into
neutral and guide the wheels back into the direction you were going. Be
easy on the brakes. Instead of pumping them, you want to decrease the
pressure on them. Don’t stop suddenly and gently brake your vehicle to
a halt. You want to keep your wheels from locking up. This will keep
the vehicle from sliding and skidding all over the road…and possibly
off of it.
6 – Use Your Headlights
it’s winter, be sure to use your headlights. You always want other
drivers to be able to see you, even in the daytime when the sun is
hidden behind clouds or whatever else. Ensure the lights are shiny and
clear so they can be easily seen to avoid winter car accidents.
the six tips above, you can prepare yourself for all the harsh weather
the winter season as to bring and avoid winter car accidents along with