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Driving safely on black ice

Posted on April 29, 2015 11:28 am under Car Accidents

Icy conditions have never been ideal for driving. Driving on black ice, for instance, could cause your car to lose control on the road. Because black ice is very difficult to spot, as it resembles the color of the road, you should practice safe driving to avoid damaging accidents.

Here are some tips to help you drive safely in icy weather:

  • Drive slowly. There are many benefits to driving slowly during an icy weather: it gives you an ample time to react, and it keeps your car’s weight on the road, which prevents it from skidding.
  • Don’t apply brakes immediately. Slamming your brake pedal or your hand brake may cause your tires to lose their grip.
  • Observe proper car distance. The distance between your car and the car in front of you should be enough to allow you to react if one of you were to lose control.
  • Do not accelerate! Once you lose control of your car, do not accelerate. You also don’t want to slam the brakes, as this may cause your car to spin uncontrollably. Instead, slow down by shifting to a lower gear until the vehicle stops.

Car-related incidents during icy weather could result from anything – driver error, DUI, defective car component. To learn more about taking legal action after being hurt in a car accident caused by someone else, speak with a Wisconsin-based attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900 today.