Colorado Winter Car Driving Kit
A Colorado winter can be an unpredictable, treacherous mess for those unprepared to traverse blizzard-like conditions or ice storms. This winter is forecasted to be more severe than most, meaning that proper safety and preparatory measures are almost a requirement. Because of this, it is important to equip yourself with an emergency car kit before attempting to drive during this winter.
Be prepared, at all times, to encounter:
- Freezing rain, snow, sleet or hail;
- Fog or severe winds; and
- Ice and/or black ice.
Snowy and icy weather has resulted in tens of thousands of crashes in the past ten years alone. In order to drive safely this winter, consider the following tips:
- Avoid driving in snow when you can.
- Think twice about your tires.
- Prepare to slow down.
- Leave greater distances between yourself and others.
- Change your braking habits.
- Don’t let your gas run low.
You should be prepared for any winter driving situation by having a survival kit in your backseat or trunk. It should be accessible. Don’t keep it in the trunk if you can’t access there from your backseat.
For more information about staying safe and prepared this winter, we’ve compiled a winter survival kit guide for your convenience below.Winter Car Survival Kit-compressed
If you are in a collision with another vehicle during winter weather, your main priority should be your health and safety. Always call 911 right away. If you can safely do so, move your car out of traffic. If the weather is bad, stay in the car unless it appears to be unsafe to do so. Subject yourself to the weather as little as possible.
Were You Injured in a Winter Driving Crash?
If you were hurt in a car crash during the winter, or lost a loved one in a collision, it is best to speak with an experienced Denver car accident attorney as soon as possible. When another driver is negligent and at fault for the crash, you have the right to pursue compensation for your injuries.
Contact the Law Office of Jennifer L. Donaldson toll free at (866) 458-5008 or contact our firm online to schedule a free consultation.