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Icy Roads: Safe Driving Tips for Winter Weather



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Safety tips for dealing with icy roads

Safety tips for dealing with icy roads

Drive Slowly: Reduce your speed when driving on icy roads. It takes longer to stop or maneuver on slippery surfaces.
Increase Following Distance: Keep a safe distance between your vehicle and the one in front of you. This gives you more time to react if the road is slippery.

Avoid Sudden Movements: Sudden acceleration, braking, or sharp turns can lead to loss of control on icy roads. Make slow, deliberate movements.

Use Winter Tires: If you live in an area with frequent icy conditions, consider using winter tires. They provide better traction on cold, slippery surfaces.

Brake Gently: Apply brakes gently to avoid skidding. If your vehicle has an anti-lock braking system (ABS), apply steady pressure and let the system do its job.

Stay Informed: Check weather and road conditions before you travel. If conditions are hazardous, consider delaying your trip or using public transportation.

Clear Ice and Snow: Before driving, make sure your vehicle’s windows, lights, and mirrors are clear of ice and snow. This improves visibility.
Beware of Black Ice: Black ice is often hard to see, as it is a thin layer of ice on the road. Be particularly cautious on bridges, overpasses, and shaded areas where black ice can form.

Stay Home if Possible: If the conditions are severe, consider staying home. Only travel if it is absolutely necessary.

If you or a loved one is injured by a negligent driver, call Tomkiel & Tomkiel to see what your case is worth.

Icy Roads: Safe Driving Tips for Winter Weather


Stanley A. Tomkiel, III has been litigating on behalf of personal injury plaintiffs since 1979, when he joined his father, Stanley Jr. (retired 2008) to form Tomkiel & Tomkiel.

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