Slippery Roads are a Cause of Long Island Car Accidents

by William Mattar | November 28th, 2018

When Long Island roads get slippery, accidents can start to pile up in large numbers. Long Island drivers need to learn how to protect themselves when the roads are slippery and driving is hazardous.

Always Have Good Tires

Before winter sets in, it may be helpful to have your car checked out by a mechanic. If the tread on your tires is worn then it is time to get a new set of tires. This will help ensure you remain safe during the winter. Each time you put gas in your car during the winter, check the air pressure in your tires and make sure they are up to standards.

Give Yourself Extra Time

People who live on Long Island always seem to be in a hurry, and that is one reason there are so many accidents on slippery roads. When bad weather hits, give yourself extra time to be able to drive safely to work. Also be prepared for the drive home to take a little longer.

Adding Weight

Most cars are front-wheel drive. You can balance the weight of your vehicle in bad weather by putting bags of play sand in the trunk. When you balance the weight of your car, it can sometimes be easier to control and stop in bad weather.

Get the Brakes Checked

Your mechanic should ensure that your brakes function properly. Properly functioning brakes can help you maintain control of your vehicle when the roads are slippery. You should also consider taking a driving course that will show how to use your brakes to stop and control your vehicle when the roads are dangerous.

If you do get into an accident on slippery Long Island roads, and endure personal injuries, do not hesitate to contact our firm. We are experts in making sure that you get the compensation you need to recover from your injuries and get on with your life. Our car accident lawyers are available to answer your questions at any time.