How to Stay Safe When Driving on Snow and Ice
The state of Wisconsin can get 30 to 100 inches of snowfall annually, and Sheboygan averages roughly 22 days of snowfall and almost 44 inches of snow every year. Driving on roads in these treacherous conditions can be dangerous, and motorists have the responsibility of adjusting their driving accordingly. Unfortunately, some drivers fail to adjust their driving habits during winter weather conditions, potentially putting other people on the road in harm’s way.
If a careless or reckless motorist has failed to adjust his or her driving to winter weather conditions, leading to your accident, you may be entitled to compensation. To discuss your legal options for recovering financial compensation, contact the Sheboygan car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874.
Safe Driving Tips
When the ground is covered in ice or snow, you have to tailor your driving style to these conditions in order to stay safe. You can help prevent an accident by following these tips
- Reduce your speed
- Increase braking distance significantly
- Consider using four-wheel drive
- Make sure your tires have the appropriate tread or even chains
- When skidding, do not slam on the brakes
Frustratingly, not all drivers act safely when driving on snow or ice, and they may cause you to suffer in an accident even if you are being as careful as possible.
At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., our Sheboygan car accident lawyers can help you fight for financial compensation if you’ve been injured in an accident because of a negligent driver’s actions on snow or ice. Schedule a free consultation today by calling us at 800-242-2874.