According to IcyRoadSafety.com, there were approximately 477 deaths due to icy roads in the United States during the 2008-2009 winter seasons. Out of the 477 deaths, 18 victims died on icy roads in Michigan. Winter roads can be hazardous, so don’t drive if you don’t have to. Conditions like snowstorm whiteouts, which obstruct visibility, and “black ice” makes the roads and driving very dangerous and unpredictable.
Michigan auto accident lawyer at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. want to offer winter driving safety tips that will help avoid getting into an accident if you have to drive on snowy and icy roads.
Tips to Avoid Car Accidents in Snow & Ice
- Make sure your lights are working and cleared of snow
- Take time to warm up your car, to clear the windows
- Increase your following distance
- Drive slow
- If you find feel your car is skidding, turn in the direction of the skid, this will allow your car to regain traction and control
- Pump your brakes, if you are finding it hard to stop
- Remember that bridges and ramps freeze first
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Contact Your Michigan Winter Car Accident Lawyer
Individuals injured in a winter car accident in Michigan should contact the lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Our office will start working on your case immediately and begin gathering the witness statements and evidence to prove and win your case. Call today at (800) 606-1717 for your free consultation. We will answer all questions that you may have and explain your legal rights to you.