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Do you know how to drive safely when the snow begins to fall?

As one of our Pennsylvania readers, you know that the winter season is sure to bring plenty of snow to your area. While this is enjoyable in many ways, it makes it much more difficult to drive.

Driving in the snow is not the same as driving on dry pavement. For this reason, you must adjust your style to enhance your safety. Here are five things to do:

  • Drive slowly: When you slow down, you lessen the likelihood of being part of a motor vehicle accident as it's easier to control your vehicle.
  • Don't hit your brakes hard: Doing this in slick conditions can cause you to lose control of your vehicle. When it comes time to stop, plan as far in advance as possible.
  • Don't stop on hills: When traveling uphill, do your best to maintain a constant speed. If you stop, getting back up to speed can be next to impossible.
  • Leave more following distance: It takes longer to stop in snowy conditions so you should leave as much following distance as possible.
  • Avoid dangerous areas: For example, if you're thinking about driving down a snowy hill, you may want to search for an alternative route or wait for conditions to improve.

Along with the above, don't hesitate to stay home if you're not confident in your ability to remain safe on the road.

If you're part of a wintertime car accident, maybe because another driver strikes your vehicle, focus most your attention on your health and well-being. Once you're feeling better, you can then file an insurance claim and take steps to protect your legal rights.

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