New Jersey and most of northeast United States is currently being hit by snow storm after snow storm. According to The Star-Ledger, New Jersey residents in Iovino and Bergen Counties have recently experienced over a foot of snow. There have already been multiple car accidents related to these poor weather conditions, including a jackknifed tractor-trailer in Woodbridge along Interstate 287.
It is important that drivers in New Jersey use extra caution during this winter season. Of course, the best way to avoid an adverse weather traffic accident is not to drive at all. If you can avoid driving in snowy conditions, you should. That said, if you do have to drive in snowy and icy conditions there are important safety tips to remember while behind the wheel.
Snow and ice on the roadway make it much more difficult for vehicles to stop. No matter your speed, it is crucial that you leave adequate space between you and the car in front of you. When you do have to slow down or stop, make sure you brake gently to avoid skidding. If you feel you brakes locking up, take your foot off the brake and gradually reapply them gently.
It is also a good idea clear off your windshield before starting the vehicle and to make sure your lights are on at all times. Remember to drive slower than normal if your visibility is limited by the snowfall. If there is virtually no visibility, pull over and wait for the conditions to improve.
If you exercise reasonable caution during dangerous weather conditions and are still involved in a car crash in New Jersey, you may be able to pursue financial compensation for your accident. A New Jersey car accident attorney at Lependorf & Silverstein helps injured victims receive fair compensation for their injuries. We offer free consultations to injured New Jersey car accident victims and their families. Call us today at 609-240-0040 to discuss your legal rights and options.