Preventing Wintertime Accidents in Vermont
Vermont roadways can easily become icy during the winter months. While many roadways in Vermont and New Hampshire are maintained by local street crews, even treated roads can pose an increased risk for car accidents.
To help protect yourself and your family during the cold winter months, you must know how to safely operate your vehicle on icy roadways. However, even the safest of drivers cannot prevent others from causing accidents. If you are injured or a loved one is killed in a car accident this winter, the experienced attorneys at Van Dorn & Curtiss are here to help you get the total compensation you are due.
Driving in Icy Conditions
Tips for driving in icy conditions include:
- Take your time – Allow for more time to get to your destination and plan on driving 10 to 15 miles below the speed limit on icy roads
- Do not tailgate – It is important to leave at least two to three car-lengths between you and vehicles in front of you when driving in winter conditions
- Allow more time to stop – Stop by decelerating before applying pressure to your breaks and make sure to brake gently to avoid slipping
Being a safe and courteous driver is the best way to help prevent causing an accident.
If you have been involved in a car accident in Vermont or New Hampshire, please contact The Law Offices of Van Dorn & Curtiss today to schedule a free consultation with one of our dedicated personal injury attorneys.