FIRST SNOW TOP 5 TIPS
Winter is coming and soon drivers will be out on our roads dealing with the white stuff once again.
Our top 5 first snow driving tips may clear the fall cobwebs and remind us that it's a whole new winter world out there.
- Do Your Homework: check the road conditions before you get in the car. Many local and national news and weather services carry road reports and the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) features their Reported Road Conditions and Reported Road Closures at ontario.ca/511. Remember to get your road Intel before you drive. Never open weather apps behind the wheel;
- Clean it Clear: brush off the snow. Scrape off the windshield frost. Don't make a hard drive worse by rolling with your view obscured;
- Take the Time: give yourself the gift of time. Leave early and prepare for slow traffic and slow driving conditions. Give yourself the time you need to arrive alive;
- Slow Down: speed and slick surfaces don't mix. Reduce your speed to match the new winter driving conditions; and
- Drop it and Drive: put down the phone. Concentrate on the road. You have one job and one job only: Drive Safe.
If you are injured this winter in a car crash because of another driver’s negligence, don’t just chalk it up to Mother Nature. Poor driving conditions mean all must drive with care. It’s that simple.
Read our companion Martin Law Blog No Free Pass For a Crash in Bad Weather so you are prepared when the at fault driver just blames it on the winter weather.
No one gets a free pass for bad driving in bad weather. Crashes don't just happen. All drivers must drive according to winter highway and weather conditions.
If you are injured in a winter crash call an experienced injury lawyer to find out where you stand.
Winter Is Coming
Brace Yourself For Winter Conditions