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3 Ways to Drive Safe In Winter Weather

Ways to drive safe in Mckinney winter weather.
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Driving safely in winter weather is essential to preventing accidents on icy and snow-covered roads. As well-established McKinney auto accident injury lawyers, we have helped many clients following unfortunate collisions resulting from hazardous conditions. While it’s not always possible to prevent such accidents, there are steps you can take to minimize accident risks. Let’s look at some simple ways to drive safely and protect yourself and your family.

Top 3 Winter Weather Driving Tips

Dealing with strong winds, hail, snow and ice can dramatically alter the driving experience and significantly increase demands on the driver. Staying alert and prepared is crucial for avoiding an accident and protecting yourself and your passengers in case of an emergency. To reduce the risks of a road accident this winter, follow our best three tips.

Weather here can be somewhat unpredictable. Nice winter weather will be interrupted with a sudden ice storm. It is crucial that you take the necessary steps to protect you and your family when driving on the winter roads.

1. Drive Cautiously

The most important thing to do with slick roads is to drive very carefully. Don’t go too fast or make any sudden turns. Slow down for bridges, or areas where you know ice can accumulate. The Texas Department of Transportation works hard to keep the roads clear if snow or ice were to fall across North Texas. Since this year the weather has been especially harsh, workers have been pre-treating roads with brine, instead of the usual salt-sand mixture. What brine does, it forms a residue on the road and it can stay for a week to a week and a half.

2. Pack an Emergency Kit

It is a good idea to keep an emergency kit in your car just in case you do get in an accident or are stuck in the road. Include basic medical supplies, some non-perishable snacks, water, jumper cables, and a warm blanket. This will be your lifeline if an emergency occurs. Check the weather forecast before setting out and add items to deal with the conditions. For example, when snow is expected, include a shovel, snow brush and ice scraper in your kit. Also, keep a notepad, camera (or charged phone) on board in case you are involved in an accident. Recording details will be helpful when you speak with a personal injury attorney later on.

3. Be Prepared to Fight

If you, unfortunately, find yourself in a car accident, make sure you aren’t injured, pull as far off the road you can if your car still works. Get information from other driver, witnesses, and then get checked thoroughly by a medical professional. If you are injured from the car accident, you need to speak to an attorney. An attorney will be able to get you fully compensated for the damages you have sustained from the accident.

Hire a McKinney Car Accident Attorney Law Firm

At Lucé Law, PC, we provide legal services for people involved in auto accidents in McKinney and beyond. If you would like guidance and representation following a car accident, speak with a personal injury attorney today. Call (972) 632-1300 or request a free legal consultation now.


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