Tips for Safe Travels in Winter Weather

Early season snowstorms mean school closures, delays, difficult driving conditions, and more car accidents. With record low temperatures, the roads are icy and that affects all Colorado drivers. There are some things you can do to protect yourself. First and foremost, drive slowly and don’t text while driving. If you are in an accident, pull your car to the side of the road (if it is possible) and take pictures of the scene.

Being involved in a car accident during harsh winter weather can be especially dangerous due to exposure and the increased difficulty of receiving assistance. That is why the Denver Personal Injury Lawyers with McDivitt Law Firm say it’s so important to be prepared when traveling in snowy conditions.  

It is vital to bring plenty of warm attire to wear in case of an accident or breakdown.  Bring food and water for situations where you may become stranded. It’s also a good idea to pack a flashlight and have a fully charged cell phone. Always check the conditions of the roads that will be traveled and check the news and weather reports for accidents and closures so you arrive at your destination safely.

AAA Exchange also recommends driving slowly, increasing the following distance to five to six seconds, knowing your breaks and avoiding stopping on a hill. For more winter driving tips check out the Denver Channel’s list of how to prepare your car for the weather.

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