Car accidents happen for a variety of reasons, but one thing that causes more accidents than anything else is adverse weather. While we’re fortunate to live in a beautiful climate, there are certainly days and nights where torrential rains can create vision impairments and when wet roads contribute to car and truck accidents.
The best way to avoid a car or truck accident when the weather is bad is to stay off the roads. If that isn’t an option, which it isn’t for most people, there are a few other key ways to decrease your chance of being in an accident.
1. Slow Down. When you reduce your speed, even by a small amount (5 or 10 mph), you increase your ability to stop quickly.
2. Give Yourself Space. When it’s raining, it’s also important to increase the amount of space between you and the car in front of you.
3. Turn on Your Lights. If your wipers need to be on, your lights need to be on. This isn’t to help you see, it’s to help others see you.
4. Replace Your Wiper Blades Often. Windshield wipers are inexpensive, so there’s no reason not to have a newer and well functioning pair on your vehicle.
5. Pay Attention to Other Drivers. Watch the cars around you on all four sides. This applies to every time you drive, but when the weather is bad, it’s more important than ever.
If you are in a car or truck accident and need an attorney, contact,David Van Sant, a personal injury attorney in Alpharetta, Georgia.