Driving on Ice
Icy weather conditions are more than just an inconvenience; they can actually be very dangerous for drivers and pedestrians alike. Major accidents can occur even when everyone on the road is driving as carefully as he or she can; when people take unnecessary risks, such as speeding or aggressive driving, the chances of an accident increase even more.
Whether you have experience driving on ice or have not tried it before, it is always useful to review basic information about staying safe in icy conditions. If you or a member of your family has been hurt by a driver who neglected to use reasonable safety techniques, you could have grounds for a legal claim. Call an Iowa personal injury lawyer of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600 to discuss your case.
Whenever you need to drive in icy conditions, keep these safety tips in mind:
- Clear your car off before driving anywhere. Snow and ice on your windshield, side mirrors, and windows significantly impairs your ability to see where you are going. In addition, buildups of snow or ice on the roof or trunk can fall onto other cars, preventing drivers from seeing. Finally, make sure your headlights and turn signals are also clear.
- Slow down. It takes about twice as long to stop in icy conditions than in fairer weather. Always remain at or below the speed limit, and keep plenty of space between your vehicle and others.
- Practice. If you have not driven on ice before, or if it has been awhile, you need to practice somewhere safe before getting on the road. The next time it snows or freezes, find an empty parking lot or rarely used road where you can practice turning and braking on ice.
Sadly, following every reasonable safety technique cannot always protect you from drivers who are less cautious. Our Iowa car accident injury lawyers can help you pursue fair compensation from a person who has injured you.
At the offices of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. our Iowa car crash injury attorneys are committed to helping our clients win compensation for their injuries. Contact us today at 877-327-2600.