As we get ready to turn our clocks back this fall, we might also want to think about dialing back the speedometer. As fall and winter weather conditions approach, drivers need to be conscious of the impact on driving conditions and the adjustments necessary to remain safe on the road. According to the Federal Highway Administration, each year 22 percent of all vehicle crashes, 19 percent of injuries and 16 percent of fatalities are weather related. The FHA points out several “road weather variables” that motorists need to account for:
Whenever a road condition requires reduced speed for safe travel, you should plan ahead and give yourself more time to reach your destination. Otherwise, you’ll be tempted to drive at a speed that seems reasonable but is unsafe for current conditions. Always bear in mind that arriving safely is your first and foremost consideration.
If you’ve been injured in a weather-related auto accident in Virginia, North Carolina or South Carolina, Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban can help. Our legal team puts more than 200 years of combined experience at your service. Call us at (888) 351-1038 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.
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