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Drivers need to adjust their driving in the winter

On Behalf of | Dec 11, 2020 | Car Accidents

Winter is a cherished time of year for many here in New Jersey. It is holiday time in the Garden State and many people are looking forward to time off as the year winds down.

As we transition into winter, drivers must also adjust their driving habits to accommodate these changes.

Common challenges

Many drivers know at least some of these on an intuitive level, but a refresher never hurts and could prevent crashes and injuries:

  • Slippery roads: Colder temperature combined with ice or precipitation can lead to unexpectedly slippery roads.
  • Kids crossing: School is in session, and that means there will be more children out walking. Be on the lookout for child pedestrians as well as children getting on or off a bus.
  • Tire pressure: Cold morning temperatures lead to low tire pressure and sluggish handling.
  • Shorter days: Commuters will often find themselves fighting glare during sunrise and sunset or driving in the dark as a part of their commute.

Legal guidance may be necessary

The attorneys at Goldstein, Ballen, O’Rourke & Wildstein, P.C. are here to help you secure compensation for lost income, related medical expense, and pain and suffering caused by another driver’s inability to deal with the above conditions. Please contact us for a free consultation.