While there are inherent risks anytime you get into your vehicle and venture out on the roads of Nebraska, traveling in inclement weather undoubtedly increases your risks. Understanding what precautions to take to prevent hazards from turning into unnecessary dangers is imperative to your ability to stay safe. Your knowledge can give you more confidence, help you make wiser decisions and help you to encourage others to do the same.
Multi-vehicle pileups often happen when one or more drivers fail to pay attention or is driving inappropriately for the conditions. Their split-second misstep can have a domino effect and cause you and other unsuspecting drivers to become entwined in a confusing accident with time-consuming aftermath. What if your vehicle makes contact with more than one other vehicle? You will be dealing with insurance claims from every direction, not to mention any ongoing medical treatments you will need.
According to roadandtrack.com, one of the most important things you can do is to be aware of the weather. If you plan to travel, try to coordinate your travel around poor weather days. When you are driving and the weather is bad, do not rely on other drivers to be paying attention and acting wise. Be prepared to drive defensively and slow your speed significantly to give yourself increased control and to allow for enough time to stop. Additionally, maintain the tires on your vehicle and check the tread regularly. If you are driving on a wet road, try to follow in the tracks of the vehicle in front of you to give yourself a bit more traction.
The information in this article is intended for educational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice.