Avoid a New Haven Auto Accident With These Winter Driving Tips

December 21, 2017
Published by

Whether you are driving on an Interstate highway, parkway, back road, or side street, winter weather conditions can make the ride nerve-wracking. Winter weather can also contribute to New Haven auto accidents. Following these winter driving tips could help keep you safe:

  1. If you are tired, avoid driving. Drowsy driving increases your risk for an accident.
  2. If you warm up  your vehicle, be sure to do it in an open area. Vehicle fumes are toxic.
  3. Make sure tires are properly inflated.
  4. If you use snow tires, all 4 tires should be snow tires. Do not mix tire types.
  5. Keep at least a half a tank of gas in your car to avoid a gas line freeze up.
  6. Avoid the use of your parking brake in rainy, snowy, or cold weather.
  7. Cruise control should not be used on wet surfaces.
  8. Wear your seat belt each time you get in the car.

Winter weather poses extra risks of a crash, but you or a loved one are involved in a crash, the experienced New Haven auto accident attorneys at The LoRicco Law Firm can help protect your interests. Contact our firm to schedule your free consultation.