The peak of winter is now upon us. As you are surely aware, it is extremely cold out there. In fact, the coldest month of the year here in Green Bay is January. As you bundle up and put on those beanies to keep warm, it is important to remember that the cold weather can also affect the roadways.
It is not uncommon for drivers to experience icy roadways as they trek through Green Bay. An icy roadway can be treacherous as a vehicle can lose traction, spin out of control, and collide with other vehicles on the road.
Because the cold weather can cause dangerous conditions, it is important that you take the necessary steps to avoid an icy-road accident. While there are a number of specific techniques you can use when on the ice, we want to simplify it. Following are three things you can do to stay safe when the road is icy:
- Slow down. This basic step is often forgotten when the weather turns cold. If you believe you are on an icy roadway or you might come across some icy surfaces, slow down. Do not, however, slow down so much that you wind up becoming an obstacle in the road.
- Plan ahead. When you are traveling on icy roads, know where you are going and drive accordingly. When on ice, your vehicle will not respond as it does on a dry road, which means sudden changes can send you into a tailspin.
- Know your roads. Take the time to learn which areas of Green Bay may be most affected by ice. Talk to others and use your own knowledge and experience determine which areas to avoid.
Many drivers do not take sensible precautions when driving on ice. If you have been involved in an auto accident on US-141 or anywhere else in Green Bay, you may be entitled to compensation. Call 800-800-5678 today for a free case evaluation.