Posted on: Sep 11, 2017

As November comes to a close and temperatures start to drop, Mississippi drivers start to realize winter is coming. Snow and ice can create some dangerous driving conditions. If you are planning on making any road trips this holiday season, our Greenville MS car accident lawyer has written a simple, easy to follow guide on how you can stay safe on the road.

  1. Avoid cruise control – While cruise control can be a lifesaver during those monotonous summer road trips filled with miles and miles of nothing but flat farmland, using this feature while the roads are filled with ice and snow can be a recipe for disaster.
  2. Maintain half a tank of gas – Your car needs gas and battery life to run the heater. We suggest always keeping at least half a tank of gas in your tank so you can use your car as a heat source if you happen to be stuck in a blizzard.
  3. Clear your windshield and windows of snow and ice – Before you begin your journey, clear your windshield, mirrors, lights and reflectors of snow. This way, you can maintain the most visibility on the road while also remaining visible to other drivers.
  4. Pack a winter kit – It never hurts to be prepared for whatever situation Mother Nature throws at you. Before the first snow of the season make sure to keep a bag packed in your car with the following items:
    • Ice scraper
    • Shovel
    • Flashlight
    • Sand and salt
    • Jumper cables
    • First aid kit
    • Water
    • Reflective triangle
    • Phone charger
    • Extra coat or hoodie

From the Harris Law Firm, PLLC to you, we wish you and your family have safe, happy, holidays. We understand that accidents happen, and our Greenville MS car accident lawyer is here for you if you or a loved one was injured due to a negligent driver on the road. Our initial consultations are free. Call to get started today. 877-714-4171