Little Rock Car Accident Lawyers Offer Safety Tips for Driving in Winter Weather
March 3, 2014
A winter storm covered the region in a blanket of snow and ice. While the weather made for a beautiful winter wonderland, it is also to blame for causing numerous Arkansas Car Accidents throughout the state.
According to an article published by the Times-Herald, numerous highways were being shut down either due to collisions or vehicles stranded due to a loss of traction. The Arkansas State Patrol reported a 10-mile stretch of highway along I-40 being shut down due to heavy traffic and similar issues were being seen in other parts of the state as well.
These reports leave many citizens wondering what they can do to stay safe while driving in winter weather. The Little Rock Personal Injury Attorneys with the law firm of Rainwater, Holt & Sexton explain there are several steps that can be taken to help decrease the chances of being in an accident on the road caused by snow and ice. They include:
- Staying Off The Road– If you do not have to venture onto slick roads, stay at home until the weather improves.
- Checking Vehicle Equipment– Tires should have ample tread, all vehicle lights should illuminate, windshield wipers should easily clear debris, and brakes should be properly functioning.
- Be Prepared– Know the weather and road conditions along the route you plan to travel and bring extra supplies, such as food, water, blankets, and lighting, in case you become stranded.