The holiday season is one of the most dangerous times to be driving on the road every year. Not only does alcohol consumption – which leads to drunk driving – increase, but inclement weather is also another contributing factor to auto accidents during the winter season. Based on a study by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), more than 1,300 people die annually in car accidents involving snowy, icy, or slushy roads while another 116,800 sustain serious injuries.
Many motorists understand when to slow down and leave extra room between vehicles when snow and ice are evident. However, when a driver causes a crash that leads to injury or death because of their inability to drive safely in inclement weather, he or she can be held liable for the accident.
Driving hazards created by icy and snowy conditions include:
- Slippery roads, including a hazard known as “black ice”
- Decreased visibility as a result of falling snow, windblown snow, or snow which covers reference points on the roadways, such as lines and medians
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