Snow on the streets? How to avoid traffic accidents in winter
Winter is coming and with that, the first snowfall as well. As pretty as winter landscapes covered in snow can be, as soon as it hits the streets, it's not fun anymore.
Difficult driving conditions due to cold temperatures, snow and ice are not to be taken lightly. Best to be prepared and take the right precautions.
Be attentive to the following:
- Clean your entire windshield: Driving around with snow on one's windshield can be punished with a fine, a revoked driver's license and a criminal record. It's not enough to clean part of the windshield, or most of it, the entire window has to be free of snow and ice.
- Remove all snow from your car: If you drive around with snow on your car, falling snow can obstruct traffic and endanger others.
- Winter tires: If you're involved in a traffic accident in winter conditions and driving with summer tires, your insurance payments will likely suffer.
- Skis and snowboards on the roof: Snow sports equipment that is not safely secured is not allowed in the backseat or passenger side of your car and can cause severe injuries in case of an accident or sudden stop.
Generally, it is important to drive cautiously in winter and we should be compelled to adjust our driving and vehicle maintenance according to weather conditions. When buying winter tires or a ski rack, first consult a specialist. To free your car from snow and ice you can order the right tools online at coop@home, so you're ready when the cold weather arrives. Order now, comfortably, right from your living room; you don't even have to get in your car.