Driving during the winter in North Texas can be very unpredictable. One minute you may be facing torrential downpours, the next you could be driving through ice and snow. It is important that you take necessary steps to prepare and protect yourself against winter-related accidents on North Texas roads. If you happen to find yourself injured in an accident, call one of the experienced attorneys at the Lucé Law Firm.
Check Your Tires
One of the easiest things you can do to prepare for safe driving on winter roads is to check your tires. Make sure your treads are still intact, there are no cracks or tears in the walls of your tires, and they are aired up as dictated by your car’s manual. The air in tires will change with the weather as the air inside will expand and contract with temperature fluctuations. If you have a sudden drop in temperature, make sure to check your air pressure.
This may seem like common sense, but it can be easy to find yourself messing with the radio or glancing at your cell phone. Keep your smartphone where you will not be disturbed during your drive. Taking your eyes off the road, even for a very short few seconds, can have devastating consequences.
Replace Your Wipers
Winter can bring some severe rainstorms to North Texas. Make sure your windshield wipers work properly and replace them as soon as possible if they are more than a few years old. The blade of the wiper is prone to degrade after some time.
Turn on Your Lights
If it is raining or dreary outside, make sure to turn on your lights when driving. Car lights help others to see you on the roads. When others can see you, they are way less likely to hit you with their vehicle.