The weather is frightfully cold this holiday season. There is a major storm system and cold front pushing through all of America, but it’s hitting the Mid-Atlantic and the New England the worst. Charlotte is expected to receive record-low temperatures and near-blizzard conditions. Surrounding mountain areas may receive up to 6” of snowfall. Black ice warnings have also been issued.
When winter weather like this hits, it’s very important to be extra safe when you’re on the roads. Snow and ice can make driving far more difficult than expected. A patch of ice or a slick bit of slush can make a car skid or even spin completely out of control. Keep the following safety tips in mind.
- If you find that you cannot see in a blizzard, it’s better to pull over and wait with your lights on than to try and proceed. Snow can block light and make it extremely difficult to judge distance.
- Go 5-10 MPH below the speed limit, or even more if conditions are bad enough.
- Try to stick to plowed roads.
- If you feel your vehicle begin to skid, turn the wheels in the direction of the skid.
- Keep your lights on at all times so that others can see you when snow is falling.
- Keep your gas tank full in case of a breakdown. Your heater could save your life.
The law offices of Auger & Auger wish you and yours a safe holiday season. Be careful out there!