Unfortunately, crashes can occur because of any situation. However, during the winter months, several issues can lead to significant injuries. While the weather conditions can play a role in driving safety, it’s still on the driver to consider the conditions and drive as safely as possible. Below, we detail some of the most common causes of crashes in the winter and explain how people may still be negligent.
Any moisture on the road combined with really cold weather can create icy roads. It’s easy for a driver to lose control whenever they hit an icy patch. It’s one of the most important things for drivers to hold control of their vehicle and prevent a severe crash from occurring.
Rain and Snow
Rain and snow create numerous problems. First, it can start with reducing your visibility. It can also create slippery roads. If you encounter snow or rain, be sure to give other drivers enough space. Remember, if you lose control of your vehicle, avoid slamming on your brakes as it could lead to even more dangers.
Drivers must maintain their vehicles, including their tires. Tires without tread are some of the worst dangers on the road. Without tread, any slippery part of the road increases the risk of a severe crash and the subsequent injuries that come along with it.
Heavy fog can disable visibility completely. In some cases, you may only be able to see a minimal distance in front of you. As a result, it becomes much more challenging to stop in time to prevent a crash.
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