Although many people disregard March as a month for winter storms, remember that according to the calendar the possibility of ice, sleet, and snow remains. The nor’easter referred to as Winter Storm Quinn is upon us in Delaware, which means that driving will become challenging. When driving through snowy conditions for work, school, or running errands, mind the following driving safety tips.
Drive Slowly Drivers should drive slowly on icy roads to avoid slipping and colliding into other vehicles. Since operating a car on slick roads takes a longer time, whether accelerating, braking, or stopping, a slow pace keeps the car steady and may reduce the possibility of a car accident.
Don’t Stop – Slow Down Avoid halting to a full stop on icy streets. Slow the car down to easily glide over rough patches instead of stopping short and spinning out, which could lead to a crash.
Avoid Cruise Control Another vehicle operation to avoid using is the cruise control option. If the car approaches an icy patch, the driver cannot take proper control of the vehicle.
Drowsy Driving When driving during a winter storm, drivers need sharp faculties to battle dire driving conditions. Drowsy driving causes many serious accidents, so if driving is not a necessity, take it easy and avoid going out until the roads are clear.
The best plan for driving in the snow is to stay home, but if you really need to embark on a trip during a winter storm use caution. If you or your loved ones sustained personal injuries in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our Delaware car accident lawyers at McCann & Wall, LLC at 302-888-1221 or contact us online. Our lawyers represent clients in Pennsylvania, including Delaware County and Chester County, as well as in Delaware, and New Jersey.