After the holidays, the longest part of Winter in Ohio begins. We will be fighting the snow for the next two, three, or maybe even four months. Winter weather presents a number of challenges for Ohio drivers. It is important to prepare for the Winter driving season to avoid accidents, and other road hazards.
Here are some tips you and your family can use to get ready for snow, ice and freezing temperatures:
1) Preparation is everything.
- Make sure your car is serviced and ready for winter driving.
- Prepare for emergencies – make sure you have safety equipment, blankets, snow shovel, flares, flashlight, and jumper cables. If it is a long trip, make sure you have food, water, medications and a full tank of gas.
- Plan your route, check the weather, and make sure you have plenty of rest.
- Never drive while intoxicated.
2) Driving in the snow is different than ordinary driving.
- Keep plenty of space between you and the driver in front of you. Icy roads increase the time necessary to stop.
- Brush up on your winter driving skills.
- Drive slowly. Accelerating and/or braking quickly on snow covered roads may cause your car to spin out.
- If your car starts spinning, always release the gas peddle and turn your wheel in the direction you want your car to go. Do not hit the gas peddle unless you are already in the direction you want to go.
- Make sure you are paying attention to the road. Distracted driving is always dangerous, but there is even more risk during the Winter months. NO TEXTING AND DRIVING.
If dangerous Winter weather contributed to your accident, you need to call me right away at 1 (800) 556-4769.
Author: Tim Misny | For over 33 years, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in birth injury, medical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving “Cleveland, Akron/Canton, Columbus & Cincinnati, Ohio.” You can reach Tim by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 1 (800) 556-4769.