Wear your seatbelt– since accidents are common on icy roadways, wearing
your seatbelt can help save your life.
Drive at a speed of 45 miles per hour or slower– Most accidents occur
when drivers are overconfident in their driving abilities or the conditions.
However, do not drive TOO slowly, your car will need some momentum to be
able to get through the icy or snowy roads.
Keep in mind that even if you can see where cars have driven before you,
it may not be safe for everyone.
Go easy on your brakes– control can be lost very easily if you slam
on the brakes in icy conditions.
Keep headlights on to show other drivers where you are.
Watch for other vehicles as well– Out of control cars can cause multiple
Don’t stop for other vehicles, if you see an accident, call the police
immediately– If you stop and pull over, it may startle other drivers
and cause them to brake which can cause other accidents.
If your car begins to slide, turn into the slide instead of away from it–
Though, if you turn the wheel too much into the direction of the slide
the car, it may begin to swing out in the other direction.
Luckily, there aren’t many days out of the year that Texans will
have to take these precautions while driving, but knowing what to do in
winter-weather conditions can help keep you out of a car accident. If
you have any questions regarding car accidents and need legal counsel
contact the Kyle Law firm today!