Driving In Inclement Weather

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Inclement weather causes dangerous driving conditions and are common anytime of the year. It is more important than ever to practice safe driving techniques in weather conditions such as rain, wind, snow, ice, sleet and fog. It is even more important to practice safety in extreme weather conditions such as hurricanes, tornados, torrential rain/snow and electrical storms. If possible, it is best to postpone a trip and stay home rather than drive if there is an extreme weather system moving through your area.

Here are some tips for driving in inclement weather:

  • Plan ahead
  • Reduce Speed
  • Leave Room In Front
  • Make Sure All Equipment Is In Proper Working Condition
  • Use Your Low Beams In Fog
  • Fasten Your Seatbelt
  • Pull Over If Needed

The best way to maintain control and safety while you are out driving in inclement weather is to slow your speed. In addition to slippery roadways, poor weather can also make driving dangerous because of decreased visibility. You should always reduce your speed according to the visibility in front of you. Keep in mind what it takes to stop if you are to suddenly see another vehicle's tail lights a few feet in front of your automobile.

A number of drivers do not adjust their driving to the weather conditions, and continue at regular speeds in situations that merit caution, lower speeds, and larger distances between vehicles. This can increase the chance of an auto personal injury claim. Focus on your own driving, and if the weather conditions outside are making you worry, slow down. Allow other motorists who want to drive fast through inclement weather pass, but don't be distracted by them. Car accidents caused by distractions would be unfortunate. The best thing to do when dealing with aggressive drivers is to avoid being one.


Have you or someone you know been involved in an auto accident because you were driving in inclement weather? If so, contact one of our auto accident lawyers in your area today!