Personal injury lawyers advise clients to practice safe winter driving habits in order to avoid accidents. Winterize your vehicle by taking the following steps:
- Determine whether you need snow tires. While it may not snow in Las Vegas, you may see flakes in the surrounding, higher altitude areas. If you plan to travel to the mountains or even in some areas in the desert, consider adding snow tires to keep you safe on the road during winter.
- Check tire pressure. Tire pressure determines traction—hit an icy patch with improperly inflated tires and you could cause an accident. It’s especially important to check the pressure during the winter months because colder temperatures may cause the tire pressure to drop.
- Inspect your 4-wheel driving system. Ensure that if you need to stop suddenly during inclement winter weather, you can. Check for strange noises from the drivetrain and inspect the transmission gear oil levels.
- Check hoses, battery, gages and fluids. Your local mechanic can perform a winter maintenance check or you can examine the belts and fluid levels for deficiencies
Motorists should also maintain an emergency car kit that contains items like jumper cables, an extra blanket, extra food and water and a first aid kit.
Personal Injury Lawyers in Las Vegas Wonder, “Can You Drive in the Snow?”
Few people in Southern Nevada will think of snow in the state. The fact is, however, that Las Vegas has a wonderful ski area and Reno gets snow every winter. Every few years, the locals in Las Vegas may have to deal with driving in the snow; something they are not used to doing. Road accidents can happen in snow or icy conditions, especially when drivers are not aware of safe winter driving practices.
Personal injury lawyers know that driving on snow-covered roads takes a certain amount of skill and practice. When confronted with a snowy or icy road take these steps:
- Drive at a slower speed
- Brake before you turn a corner and not into the corner
- Slowly engage the break before you come to a traffic light in the event you hit a patch of ice
- If you begin to skid, turn your wheels into the skid and slightly accelerate to regain control of your vehicle
Learn more about safe winter driving habits from our team of personal injury lawyers in Las Vegas at Greenman, Goldberg, Raby, Martinez Law Firm. Call 702-388-GGRM (4476) today.