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Drivers need to adjust their driving in the winter

| Dec 11, 2020 | Car Accidents

Winter is a cherished time of year for many here in New Jersey. It is holiday time in the Golden 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 frost or rain can lead to unexpectedly slippery roads.
  • Kids crossing: School is back 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: Cool morning temperatures leads 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 during the fall.

Legal guidance may be necessary

Victims in a motor vehicle crash caused by another driver’s inability to deal with the above conditions may need help from a personal injury attorney to secure compensation for lost income, related medical expense, and pain and suffering caused by their injuries.