Winter Hazards | How you may Avoid a CT Motor Vehicle Accident

How you may Avoid a CT Motor Vehicle Accident-

Driving a CT motor vehicle is an everyday occurrence which some people may take for granted all year round. Operating a motor vehicle is a privilege that some people do not take into consideration in the winter months.

Auto Accidents and Winter Weather Conditions

Winter weather increases risk of CT motor vehicle accidents.

It's a known fact that a person is more likely to be engaged in a motor vehicle accident in the winter rather than any time of the year. Snow, sleet, freezing rain and ice are all attributing factors for potentially hazardous driving conditions. Recent statistics show approximately 70% of all winter deaths involving snow or ice also included a CT motor vehicle accident.

Family Home Security suggests five tips for safer driver in the winter months:

1. Reducing speed allows the driver to act quicker in a potentially hazardous situation.

2. Do not tailgate since the roads may be slippery and will increase the driver's chances to rear-end the motor vehicle in front.

3. Disable the use of cruise control because it distracts drivers from the speed they are traveling and reduces reaction time in potentially hazardous situation.

4. Do not pass plow trucks since they have limited visibility.

5. Do not drive while fatigued for dangerous weather conditions already limit reaction time and increase the likelihood of a motor vehicle accident.

Driving in hazardous winter conditions should be on a "need to basis" and possible consequences taken into account for those who attempt to do so.  Following these tips can help a driver to be safe and arrive safely to their destination whether in hazardous or even clear road conditions.