• Some Tips for Driving In Poor Weather Conditions
  • April 13, 2018 | Authors: Craig E. Coleman; William R. Caroselli
  • Law Firm: Caroselli, Beachler, & Coleman, LLC - Pittsburgh Office
  • On behalf of Caroselli, Beachler & Coleman, L.L.C. posted in Truck Accidents on Friday, February 23, 2018.

    Weather-related hazards can lead to a wreck at any time of year. However, there are certain months, such as those during the winter, which can be especially dangerous. Truck drivers may have to watch out for a number of hazards, depending on where they live, which might include heavy rain, snow, ice on the roads, fog, and strong winds. Sometimes, drivers push themselves to drive even when weather conditions are poor, such as those who need to get to work or take care of an important responsibility. If there is a possibility that poor weather could increase the likelihood of a crash, there are a number of tips that drivers should keep in mind if they decide to take to the road. That said, drivers should never out themselves in danger or drive if road conditions are not safe.
    If it is snowing, raining, or there is dense fog, drivers should give themselves more time to get to their destination. When weather conditions deteriorate, drivers should slow down and pay closer attention to potential hazards on the road, which include other vehicles. Drivers should make sure that all of the windows are free of any problems that could affect visibility, such as snow or a foggy windshield. Drivers should always watch out for ice, including patches of black ice, snow drifts, and other hazards that may lie ahead while driving.
    Sadly, some truckers ignore these and other risks and drive recklessly, such as those who drive under the influence or over the speed limit. Our car crashes page has additional traffic accident information.