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3 Tips to Preparing for Winter Driving

Each year a number of motor vehicle collisions occur, because drivers fail to clear off the snow and ice from the windshield and windows before embarking on any travel. Both snow and ice create visual obstructions that prevent the driver from being able to see road hazards that delay the driver’s ability to take evasive action to prevent an accident.

Another problem drivers face during winter travel is that drivers fail to keep the inside of the windshield clean which results in the enhancement of sun glare when the sun’s rays hit the windshield. Glare from the sun can create a menace to drivers preventing them from being able to see various road hazards as well as bicyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians crossing the road thereby increasing the risk of the driver being involved in a motor vehicle collision and receiving a traffic ticket.

Hence, it’s a good idea to take the following action before you engage in winter travel, including the following measures, namely:

1) Buy a snow/ice scraper for your vehicle before the season begin;

2) Wipe off the inside of your windshield and windows at least once a week to reduce the risk of sun glare while driving in early morning or evening travel; and

3) Make sure you take the time to clean off the outside of your vehicle to remove any snow or ice on the windshield and windows to remove debris that will obstruct your view of pedestrians crossing a street or other road hazards.

The time you take to prepare for winter travel will significantly reduce the risk associated with winter travel and save you both time and money in having to deal with a motor vehicle collision and/or a traffic ticket.

Alan Morton
Advocate for Justice/Trial Lawyer