Sure the weather is nice now, but what happens when a warm March day turns into a frigid and snowy March evening. Every year at this time we get lulled into thinking that winter is behind us and that we don’t have to concern ourselves with the white stuff anymore. Don’t get us wrong, we hope that is the case this year, but we often get a tricky spring snow storm that may not amount to much accumulation, but could cause havoc for commuters who aren’t expecting it.
If you’re not prepared, even a brief snow squall in the Spring can lead to a New Haven auto accident and here’s how;
- A light snow falls and forms a layer of dusty snow on the roads
- The traffic causes this snow to heat up and melt under the weight of the traffic
- Temperatures drop and turn the melted snow into a sheet of ice
This is a situation that plays out each and every March in the state of Connecticut and you can protect yourself from getting into an accident because of this type of sneaky weather. First, you’ll want to make sure your tires are properly inflated. Under inflated tires can make even the safest cars vulnerable to slipping and sliding across thin sheets of ice. Second, while driving, make sure to slow down, speed is your worst enemy when traveling across icy roads. Lastly, when turning or stopping you will want to slow down three times sooner then you normally would so you can have greater reaction time to any unexpected changes in your situation.
It may seem like we’re out of the woods on the weather front in early March, but as they say, when in New England, if you don’t like the weather, wait a minute. An abrupt change in the weather can result in a New Haven auto accident and can cause you to get injured or worse.
If you or a loved one faced injury due to an accident and need an attorney to review your case, contact our office immediately.