According to the National Weather Service, the community of Springfield could be seeing another inch of snow on top of the four inches that fell Monday night. With a 30% chance of snow and temperatures dropping into the low 20s, drivers will also have to be dealing with ice on the roads. The adverse weather conditions have already caused traffic collisions, school closures, power loss, and even some flight cancellations and delays. When these types of weather conditions are present, it is best to simply stay off of the roads. Motorists who do not know how to drive on snow and ice could pose a risk to everything around them.
The Weather Channel put together a list of tips for driving in snow and ice. It is highly recommended that people do not drive on snowy or icy roads. If they must do so, however, it is best to wait until the snow plow has been able to clear the snow from the roads. If there is ice on the roads, then motorists should drive more slowly than usual and allow at least three times as much room between them and the car in front of them. Driving in lower gears allows the driver to be in more control of their vehicle and headlights should remain on since visibility can be low.
If you were involved in a car accident that you believe was the result of bad weather conditions, you could be entitled to compensation. Drivers are required to exercise caution in these types of situations and could be held responsible for driving recklessly if they caused an accident. To discuss your case with a Springfield, MO personal injury lawyer from our team of professionals, please do not hesitate to contact Henry & Williams, P.C. Call our office today to learn more!