Car Accident Repair
The Boy Scouts have been touting the motto, “Be Prepared” since 1907. It simply is good advice. Indeed, times have changed, and our lives become a little easier since 1907, but the scout motto still rings true for today’s world. Most kids have a cell phone by age 12 and everybody is just a text away, but that doesn’t mean you should neglect being prepared for potential emergencies. When winter strikes, chances for automobile accidents increase. Roads are slick and snow piles up creating potential hazards that don’t exist in the warmer seasons. Taking these small steps to be prepared when driving in winter is an easy way to protect yourself and anyone you may be driving with.
Winter is here. The snow is here as is the ice that sometimes hides beneath the snow. Granted, living in the Midwest has its privileges but driving in the winter weather is not one of them. Ice is no friend to drivers. If you are very young or on the older side, driving in winter conditions is even more stressful. Roads covered in well-packed snow may also have a thin layer of ice underneath. Most drivers would rather stay put at home, given the luxury of such a choice. Here are a few winter driving tips that may help you avoid an accident.
If you are a hunter, you know when deer season is. If you are a motorist, you are aware that most every time you drive your car; you see a deer on the side of the road. Many times it is not alive. As sad as it is for the deer (and small kids who have to see it) it can also be dangerous if you hit one of these creatures going 50-60 mph.
The first and most important tip to avoid a car accident is to avoid drinking alcohol while driving. Never drink and drive. Always have a designated driver when others are drinking. If you have been drinking and do not have a designated driver, call a cab or use Uber. The consequences for drinking and driving can never be adequately calculated.