Three Ways To Help Prevent New York Car Accidents This Winter

by | January 3rd, 2014

January 3, 2014

Winter weather is hitting the region, and it can significantly increase the chances of being involved in motor vehicle collisions. The Buffalo Car Accident Lawyers with William Mattar Law Offices would like to you several tips that can help reduce the chances of accidents:

  1. Don’t drive if possible – WITN News states three major highways in New York have closed down. This means you should stay off the roads if at all possible. Winter storms can also leave other hazards besides snow and ice, including fallen branches or power lines.
  2. Be prepared – If you must drive in winter weather, it is vital to take the steps needed to ensure safe travels. This means checking the weather and road conditions along the route you plan to travel, as well as making sure your vehicle is in good condition. Tires should have plenty of tread and windshield wipers should be able to keep a clear line of vision. Remember to pack emergency supplies, including food and water, along with blankets, flashlights, and spare batteries.
  3. Let someone know where you’re going – Before leaving, tell a loved one your route and estimated travel time, so the authorities can be contacted to look for signs of an accident if you fail to reach your destination.

William Mattar’s Buffalo Personal Injury Lawyers hope these tips help keep you safe during this winter’s travel season.