What Should You Do After A Car Accident?

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Driving in Icy Weather

Although the weather in Florida and Jacksonville rarely gets cold enough to cause icy conditions, this may actually makes things worse when icy roads do occur, as many drivers may be unsure of how to drive in these circumstances. Regardless of the weather conditions in the region where you live, knowing these automobile safety tips can make sure that you have a safe and happy winter, free from car accidents.

  • Don’t drive if you don’t have to. Staying off the road in icy weather is the best way to avoid injuries, both from your own driving and other people’s driving.
  • Make sure your care is prepared for the conditions. Contact local authorities for the best preparations to make for your specific region.
  • Slow down. Most accidents occur when drivers are driving too quickly and are forced to brake, causing their cars to skid. Allow yourself plenty of room to stop: at least three times as much as usual.
  • Brake gently. Slamming on the brakes will likely cause your car to skid, creating the opposite of the intended effect. Counter this by braking softly and leaving yourself ample room to stop.
  • Turn your lights on. Even during the middle of the day, having your lights on informs other drivers of your location and makes them more aware of your presence.

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This article is not intended to serve as, or as a replacement for, legal advice. If you have been injured in a car accident during icy weather conditions, contact Jacksonville personal injury lawyer Don Guthrie at 904-296-1088.

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