A friend sent me a link to this video below which clearly illustrates the dangers of driving on slick, frozen roads. If even an "Experienced Tow Truck Driver (now Seeking New Position)" can get caught unprepared, each of us need to be especially cautious while driving in Winter conditions such as rain, ice, black ice, and snow.
It appears that this video was shot in a foreign country, but that doesn't mean these types of accidents can't or won't happen here in the United States. The Weather Channel's BLOG titled "Driving Safety Tips: Driving in Snow and Ice" on Weather.com states "The best advice for driving in bad winter weather is not to drive at all, if you can avoid it. Don't go out until the snow plows and sanding trucks have had a chance to do their work, and allow yourself extra time to reach your destination. If you must drive in snowy conditions, make sure your car is prepared (TIPS), and that you know how to handle road conditions." In the NBCNews.com BLOG titled "10 Tips for Winter Driving", author Mark Sedenquist (publisher of RoadTrip America) reminds drivers to SLOW DOWN and "reduce speed by 50 percent in snowy conditions."
Remember: arriving to your destination safely is the most important thing of all.
This BLOG was Prepared for you by Mark A. Doughty, attorney-at-law who practices solely in the area of injury and accidents including motor vehicle accidents, motorcycles, trucks, vicious animal attacks and slip and fall cases. You may contact Mr. Doughty by visiting his website at http://www.GoLaw.com or call 530-674-1440