Taking a Long-Distance Winter Trip? Avoid a New Haven Auto Accident

December 23, 2019
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Whether you are driving from New Haven to New York or New Haven to Florida, winter weather conditions can make the ride very, very stressful. Winter weather can also contribute to New Haven auto accidents. Following these long distance winter driving tips could help keep you safe:

  1. Keep an eye on weather reports. Delay trips or leave early to avoid bad winter weather. Make sure to let family and friends know your route and estimated arrival.
  2. Get your vehicle inspected before a long trip to avoid any mechanical issues while you are on the road.
  3. Keep half of you tank full of gasoline. This helps prevent any line freezing.
  4. Keep your cell phone charged and pack blankets, hats, gloves, food, water, and any medications needed in your vehicle.
  5. If you are snow-bound, stay in your vehicle. Rescuers can spot you. Do not walk in severe winter weather because you could lose site of your vehicle and get lost.
  6. Do not over exert yourself when try to push your car free.
  7. If stranded and distressed, place a small cloth on the antennae or in the window. This could help your car be spotted. Also put on your dome light (which draws very little power) at night so rescuers can find you.
  8. Keep the exhaust pipe clear so carbon monoxide does not enter the vehicle.
  9. Conservatively run your engine and heat.

If you or your loved one was in a winter crash, you may need a New Haven auto accident attorney to help you file your claim. The experienced attorneys at The LoRicco Law Firm have been helping protect the rights of those in New Haven on the Connecticut Shoreline for nearly 60 years. Contact our office for a free consultation.