Driving in the snow – and personal injury lawyers in Ottery St. Mary
Everyone enjoys snow when it first arrives. It looks pretty and makes outside so much more fun. However, for drivers, snow just makes life more difficult. When you have somewhere important that you need to get to, snow slows you right down and makes it difficult to get anywhere on time. Not only this but snow can also be dangerous, causing icy conditions which can cause accidents. Here are some tips on driving safely in the snow.
- Clear your car of snow. Many people don’t want to bother clearing their car off before they start to drive as it takes up valuable time, but you need to make sure that your windscreen, mirrors, lights and front bonnet are clear of snow so that you can see properly, and so that other cars can see you clearly.
- Turn on your headlights. Snow can make it more difficult to see on the roads so turn on your headlights to make sure that you are visible to other drivers.
- Put on your air conditioning. You want the car to stay cool inside or your windows will start to fog up with the heat inside the car. Although this may not feel too comfortable, it is more important to see clearly than to be warm.
- Leave more distance between yourself and other cars. Keep at least two cars’ distance between yourself and the car in front. The roads are likely to be icy, and you may find it more difficult to stop than usual.
- Don’t brake into a skid. If you feel that your car is starting to skid, remove your foot from the accelerator rather than braking. Braking can cause the car to swerve.
Making a compensation claim through a personal injury lawyer Ottery St. Mary
If you have been involved in an accident which was caused by the negligence of another driver and not the weather, or icy conditions, then you may want to consider making a claim for compensation.
Making a compensation claim through a personal injury lawyer Ottery St. Mary can help you to deal with the situation more easily. It will help you to pay for any damage to your car or personal belongings and can also provide you with a sort of vindication for what has happened to you.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to speak to the team about your accident, and they will help you to decide whether or not you want to go ahead with your claim.
If you do then you will be assigned to a personal injury lawyer Ottery St. Mary, who will help to process your claim and get you the compensation you deserve.
Your personal injury lawyer Ottery St. Mary will work on your behalf so you shouldn’t have to go to court, and will also keep you updated as your claim progresses.
Date Published: 7th March 2014
Author: David Brown