When winter hits in New Haven, it can make the winter driving conditions treacherous, especially when the roads are icy and snowy. Rain, sleet, snow, and ice contribute to New Haven auto accidents, but did you know they are deadlier than natural disasters? According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, these accidents cause 5,900 fatalities each year.
Some of the most common ways winter weather can affect New Haven auto accidents are:
- Bald tires. Tires that are bald do not grip the road adequately and therefore could cause your car to crash, or an on-coming car to crash into you.
- Low visibility. Blinding rain, heavy snowfall, and dense fog can significantly reduce your ability to see what is in front of you. Bursts of snow and rain can negatively impact your ability to see within seconds. If other drivers fail to adjust to these conditions and speed or follow too closely, they can easily cause an accident.
- Icy road conditions. Ice on the streets makes it more difficult for you to accelerate, brake, turn or reverse. Everyone on the road should exercise extra caution when driving on ice. Even a small amount of ice from a light drizzle can cause a dangerous driving situation. Ice commonly builds up on bridges.
If you or your loved one was in a crash, contact us immediately. We will help defend your rights against the big insurance companies.