New Haven auto accidents occur throughout the year. Each season brings its own weather patterns than can affect our roadways. It is no secret that we have been experiencing a lot of rain this spring. Below are a few tips to keep yourself safe and avoid a New Haven auto accident.
- Rain makes roadways wet which can make them slippery. When it is appropriate, lower your speed. It is also important to make sure the rain can be wiped from your windshield. Replace wiper blades as necessary.
- Hailstorms can pop up in the springtime and can be stressful in driving situations. If a hailstorm begins while you are behind the wheel, pull off the road when it is safe and under a shelter to to protect your car’s body and glass.
- Springtime means wild animals will be out and about. Keep an eye out for these animals especially in the morning or evenings when they are most active. Also take caution when you pass animal crossing signage.
- Pedestrians and cyclists will be out and about on the roadways. They have every right to be there and must follow the same rules as motorists.