How to drive in winter weather
When the days get colder the risk of being injured in a car crash in Vale of Glamorgan becomes more likely as well. This is because the winter creates more conditions which are difficult to drive in. The nights get longer and colder, there is more rain, snow and ice, and visibility becomes worse on the roads. It is still possible to stay safe and avoid a road accident during the winter months, if you follow a few helpful tips.
- Get your car checked regularly. You should be doing this fairly often anyway, but you will want to get your car serviced more often during the winter months to ensure that your car is in the best possible condition to handle any potentially dangerous weather conditions. You can check your car over yourself as well, to make sure that the tyres are in good condition, the windscreen is clear and so on.
- Buy snow tyres. You will not need to do this everywhere, but if you live in a place which has more snow than most others then it is worth investing in snow tyres for the winter, as these will be able to handle the extreme weather conditions and keep your car from skidding.
- Keep your distance. In most conditions you will want to keep about a car’s length between you and the car in front, so that if they stop suddenly you have time to stop as well. In snowy or icy conditions you should leave as much more distance as you feel is appropriate so that if you need to stop suddenly you allow for a little skidding on any icy patches as well.
- Drive more carefully. This may seem obvious but if you have followed the other steps you may not feel that you need to move more slowly and carefully. When the weather is bad you should always be more meticulous about your driving.
What to do if you have been injured in a car crash in Vale of Glamorgan
If you are injured in a car crash in Vale of Glamorgan and it was not your fault, and was not the fault of the weather, but caused by another driver, you should look into claiming compensation back from the other driver to pay for your injuries and any damage to your car.
Call Accident Advice Helpline
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, to speak to the team. The team will talk to you about your road accident and what will happen if you proceed with your claim, to give you some idea of what you want to do next.
You are under no obligation to proceed after your initial phone call, but if you do then you will be passed over to an in house injury lawyer, who will work on a 100% no win no fee basis to get you the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: 18th March 2014
Author: David Brown