As the nights draw in and the weather cools down and becomes much colder, the road conditions we have become used to during the warmer months change as well. As temperatures drop there is a much higher risk of finding ice forming on the roads at night, and sometimes during the day too. Snow and driving rain can also add further misery to journeys.
Every year thousands of accidents take place because of conditions like these. However while you cannot prevent every accident it is possible to prevent a lot of them through better driving habits. For example reducing your speed when driving where ice could be present is a good idea, and not braking suddenly as this can cause you to skid.
Unfortunately even if you are careful about driving when there are more potential hazards around, the same cannot be said of everyone. It is still possible to be involved in an accident caused by a less-careful road user.
If this is the case you could be seriously injured and your life may change as a result. It can be enormously frustrating to find yourself in a situation like this, not to mention frightening.
Why are the roads more dangerous during the winter months?
People do not always drive or ride with due care and attention, unfortunately. This means it is possible to assume the roads are safe to drive on even when there is a chance of black ice. Even driving rain makes a significant difference to the way you should drive. You need to allow a greater distance between you and the car in front, and even more so if it is icy or snowing. However other people can disregard this advice and make it more dangerous for other road users.Open Claim Calculator
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