On October 7, 2012, an early snow storm struck Connecticut. The early snow resulted in nearly 400 car accidents. Sadly, two of these accidents resulted in two fatalities. The high number of accidents can be attributed to numerous factors including the fact that the storm hit during peak traffic hours and that it was the first snow of the year. First snow storms of the season tend to produce more car accidents because drivers are “rusty” with their winter driving skills.
There are some basic common sense tips for driving safely in winter road conditions such as:
1. Drive slower
2. Keep a greater distance between yourself and the car in front of you
3. Make sure your car has all season or winter tires
4. Remove the snow off your car before driving so you have good visibility and so that while you are driving snow does not blow off your vehicle and strike another car thereby diminishing that driver’s vision.
The failure to drive in a safe and responsible manner in winter conditions causes accidents. If you are injured in a car accident as a result of another driver not driving safely in winter road conditions, call our injury attorneys today at 860-667-0839.