Winter driving is no laughing matter, as any Calgary native will tell you. With road conditions variant in inclement weather, it can be easy to lose control of the wheel and experience an accident during winter driving. By staying on top of some of these common accidents, however, you can better prepare for driving in winter conditions.
When your vehicle begins to lose traction on a slippery road, you may experience something called fishtailing. As you swerve to regain control of your vehicle, you are in immediate danger of colliding with any number of surrounding obstacles. This type of accident is especially common along backwoods where trees present an all-too common danger.
Fishtailing can even occur on the highway or city roads. When you are driving quickly and need to brake for a light, be sure to stop your car at a slow and controlled pace. Icy road conditions may sometimes move the vehicle towards another car, resulting in a rear-end collision.
This same problem translates to busy intersections where you need to pay attention to other drivers. Sometimes, even when you are as careful as can be, another driver may be experiencing a problem on the road. No matter where you are, be sure to give yourself a little bit more stopping space and always be mindful of stop signs in order to avoid an unforeseen problem.
Driving during a storm is often inevitable. When you need to make a trip down during a snowstorm, it is important to be as cautious as possible, or even avoid the trip altogether if it is possible. Poor visibility can result in all types of problems for drivers, no matter how careful they are being. Keep your lights and wipers in top condition to give yourself the edge during a particularly stormy drive.
If you have recently experienced an accident and need the assistance of capable professionals to help you, be sure to contact All Makes Collision Centre