In the unfortunate event that an accident occurs, do you know what to do in the future to avoid an accident? Here are helpful tip on how to stay safe on the road this winter.
According to an article at blog.schaeferautobody.com, “Auto Tips for the Winter Season”
“Pay Attention: Almost every blog contains a warning against distracted driving. However, have you ever noticed how many drivers out there are on the phone, texting, or doing other things that take focus from the road? So, let us again say, giving the task at hand (driving) your full attention is vital, especially when winter weather is part of the equation.
Slow Down: Winter precipitation alters your ability to control the vehicle and to stop. So, slow down and give yourself plenty of extra room between you and the other drivers.
Be aware that some dangers are unseen: Make sure that you remember to turn on your lights whenever your wipers are on, but don’t assume that other drivers will do the same. Watch carefully for stalled or stopped vehicles. Also watch for “black ice,” which describes a virtually invisible glaze of ice. It is most likely to form on bridges and overpasses, especially at night when the temperature drops and refreezing occurs. If you hit an icy patch, let off the gas pedal and gently steer through it., looking to find traction. Sudden braking and rapid movements can cause you to lose control.” To read the entire article click here.