We’ve had a fairly warm December in Mobile and throughout Alabama so far, with temperatures staying between 50 and 70 degrees. And while the week ahead looks to be fairly wet, that moisture could turn to snow and ice, greatly increasing the risk of a crash. The Alabama car accident attorneys at Long & Long can help you recover damages from irresponsible drivers and unscrupulous insurance companies.
These tips will help keep you safe in wet or winter weather:
Pay Attention to your Tires
If your tires are thin or poorly-maintained, they can greatly increase the odds that you will lose control of your car. Getting your tires rotated and replaced at regular intervals will make your vehicle safer.
Turn off Cruise Control
Cruise control is a great option for improving your fuel economy and driving long distances–IF the road is in good condition. In wet or snowy weather, you need to be ready to adjust your driving at a moment’s notice.
Turn on your Headlights
Bad weather can lead to low visibility, so turning on your headlights is a good way to ensure that other drivers can see you.
Safety should always be your first priority when driving. When it’s snowing or raining, this priority becomes even more important. Don’t assume that the cars around you will obey traffic laws, and try to give yourself plenty of time to get wherever you need to go.
You can make your winter drives safer by following these tips, but you can’t prevent all accidents that might happen while driving. If you get into a car wreck in Alabama this winter, be sure to contact the auto accident attorneys at Long & Long. You can reach our Mobile office by completing the contact form below or by calling (800) 672-8518.