The safest way to handle icy road conditions is to wait until the snow trucks and snowplows have had a chance to clear the roadways. Unfortunately, you may not always be able to wait until the threat passes. If you do find yourself driving down a potentially icy road, remember to drive slowly in order to maintain control of your vehicle.
It’s much easier to lose control of your car when you are traveling at high speeds, so try to keep your speed below 45 mph when there is a threat of icy roadways. Pressing down quickly on the brakes can also cause your car to slide and you may lose control of your vehicle, so go easy when pumping your brake pedal. If your car does begin to slide, turn your wheels into the direction that the back of your car is sliding. It can also help if you look at where you want the car to go, slowly turning the wheel into that direction.
If you are the victim of a car accident this winter, the personal injury attorneys at Sussman & Simcox: Attorneys at Law can help. To schedule a free consultation with an auto accident attorney at our Gaithersburg law firm, call (301) 840-0404.
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