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3 tips for safer driving during winter 

On Behalf of | Nov 5, 2021 | Car Accidents

People across Connecticut utilize the road networks every day for various reasons. Unfortunately, road traffic accidents are fairly commonplace. 

Throughout winter, road users should also be wary of hazards that may not have been present during warmer periods. Importantly, there are a number of measures that drivers can take in order to increase their safety in wintertime. Outlined below are three tips for safer driving during winter

Be ready for less light

Throughout winter, days tend to be shorter, meaning that there is less light available during busier periods. Additionally, adverse weather such as storms can decrease the amount of light available. 

Drivers can take proactive measures to tackle a lack of light. For example, fog lights can be utilized where it is appropriate to do so. Furthermore, ensuring that windshields are regularly cleaned and windshield wipers remain in optimal condition can significantly increase visibility. 

Allow yourself plenty of time

Road users are often faced with tight deadlines, such as getting to work on time or picking the children up from school at the end of the day. These deadlines generally remain the same, but weather conditions can significantly impact the duration of journeys. Vehicles are generally not safe to use until windows have been defrosted on top of other safety checks. Road users can allow for lengthier journeys and possible delays by setting off in plenty of time.

Keep your car well-ventilated

It is very easy for condensation to build upon your windshield in wintertime, which can significantly impact your visibility. Having adequate ventilation in place is one method of countering this. However, it is important to get the balance right as a car that is too warm may also result in the operator beginning to feel drowsy. 

Knowing how to adjust your driving behaviors in wintertime could help to keep you safe. In the unfortunate event that you are injured in a road traffic accident that isn’t your fault, then there may be legal options available to you to get the compensation you deserve.