Avoiding a New Haven Auto Accident This Spring

Spring is in full swing in New Haven, right down to the rainy weather. Whether you are traveling by car, motorcycle, or bicycle there are certain precautions to take in wet, stormy weather. As New Haven Auto Accident attorneys we see accidents of all shapes and sizes while defending New Haven’s injured for over 50 years.

If you are heading out in rainy weather conditions, follow these tips:

  1. Avoid off-road driving. Judging the actual depth of a puddle is challenging and your vehicle could become stuck (even SUVs).
  2. Never drive through a large puddle. You will not be able to determine if there is a sink hole beneath the surface.
  3. Use headlights in rainy, gloomy, foggy and overcast conditions. Not only will you have greater visibility, but other cars will be able to get a better view of you.
  4. Avoid splashing pedestrians.
  5. Don’t tailgate. The spray created by tires, especially those of large trucks and busses, limits your vision. If you must pass, do so quickly and safely.
  6. Never drive through moving water if you can’t see the ground; it could sweep you and your car off the road!
  7. If you can, avoid using your brakes. If road conditions are wet, applying your brakes could cause your vehicle to hydroplane. Take your foot off of the accelerator to slow down.
  8. When traveling New Haven roadways in the rain, stay toward the middle lane. Roadways are crowned and water tends to pool in the outer lanes.

If you or a loved one was injured, the New Haven auto accident attorneys at the LoRicco Law Firm can help you file your claim and fight the insurance company.





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