Weather has been promoted from a short segment at the end of the newscast to the leading news story throughout most of the country this week. WJHG reported on school closings, frozen fountains, and the concerns of the Department of Agriculture as the cold snap hit our area. While Florida's weather is still warmer than most of the country’s, and while cold spells tend to be brief here, this week has been a reminder that winter does hit the Sunshine State, and our Panama City injury law firm wants to use this opportunity to remind our readers about winter driving safety.
Safe winter driving advice can be broken down into two related categories: general automotive tips for cold weather, and tips for handling vehicles in icy or snowy conditions. AAA's tips for keeping your vehicle in working order during cold weather conditions include:
Additional tips focused on snowy or icy conditions can be also be found on The Weather Channel's website. Key pieces of advice include:
Of course, general driving advice applies in cold weather as well. Don't drive drowsy, don't drive drowsy, and always buckle up. If you can stay home in bad weather, do.
Another important piece of advice – the fact that weather contributed to an accident does not mean no one was at fault. If another driver acted negligently, and that negligence led to you or a family member becoming injured, even if other factors played a role, you may have a personal injury claim. Call our Panama City car accident injury attorney to discuss your unique case.