Georgia isn’t exactly known for blustery winter weather, but snow does come every so often, especially during the months of January and February. And who knows what the climate will be like this year? Georgians in all regions of the state may face hazardous winter road conditions soon. That’s why they should remind themselves of key winter driving safety guidelines and be prepared for the many challenges snow, slush, and ice present to the average driver.
How to Drive Safely on Icy or Snowy Roads
Snow or ice will cause your vehicle’s tires to have a lot less traction. Because of this, you should drive slower than you normally would in dry conditions. Also, put plenty of space between you and the vehicle in front of you so you have ample room to stop in an emergency.
When you need to stop the car, avoid slamming on your brakes, for this may cause you to skid and lose control. Instead, press the brake gently, preferably with the ball of your foot. If you feel the wheels locking up at all, release the brake with ease.
When traversing a bridge, overpass, or an underused road, drive very, very carefully. If the conditions are right, patches of ice may develop, even if the temperature is above freezing. Keep your eyes peeled for slick looking areas and avoid them if you can.
Contact a Dependable Auto Accident Lawyer
Even if you practice these guidelines to a tee, you may still experience an accident, not because of any actions of your own, but because of the negligent behavior of another motorist. If this happens to you, you will need the assistance of an experienced Georgia auto accident attorney in order to get the compensation you need for all resultant damages. At The Law Offices of Wayne Grant, P.C., we respect our clients’ wishes and do our best to achieve the optimal outcome for their case. To learn more about our firm and the services we provide, call (404) 995-3955.