When snow hits England the country sometimes comes to a halt. Unlike many other countries England is not used to snow so when it occurs we find it difficult to cope with and more car accidents occur. Here are 5 tips to overcome the snow during the English wintertime:
- Buy some snow chains to avoid a car accident
If snow is forecast be prepared and buy some snow chains to give you more grip on the road and help prevent a car crash. If you can’t afford snow chains at least make sure your existing tyres have enough tread on them.
- Deflate your tyres slightly
When it snows make sure the tyre pressure is slightly lower than it should be. This will give you more grip on the road and reduce the risk of a car accident.
- Park your car in a suitable space overnight
If snow is forecast for that night then make sure your car is parked in a suitable space. This means that if your drive is sloped then avoid parking it there. Instead park it at the top of the hill or somewhere where you do not have to drive up a hill the next morning as a car collision would be more likely.
- Drive slower and more carefully
This may be an obvious one but make sure you reduce your speed whilst on a snowy road as the stopping distance in snow and ice is greatly increased meaning you need more time to stop. Also, make sure you focus your full attention on the road to avoid a road traffic accident.
- Be prepared
If snow is due make sure you are prepared by stocking up on essentials such as food and drink. This will mean that you will have less reasons to have to go out in the snow thus greatly reduce the risk of a car crash.
If you have been involved in a road traffic accident within the last 3 years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim.
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in accident claims such as car collisions. With years of experience we will make the process as stress free as possible. Call 0800 689 0500, which is our 24-hour free helpline, to find out more.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice