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What should Illinois drivers avoid when driving in winter?

As winter approaches, there are many preparations a person may want to make. For example, some people find they need to prepare themselves mentally for all the cold and inclement weather that this season can bring. One type of preparation it can be important for everyone here in Illinois, at least all those who drive, to do is prepare themselves for the unique driving challenges winter weather can pose.

These challenges can take many forms, from ice, to snow, to the presence of snow plows out on the roads. Responding to the driving challenges of winter the wrong way when behind the wheel could have terrible consequences. It could set off a chain of events which lead to a devastating collision.

So, this time of year can be a good time for Illinois drivers to review the aspects of safe winter driving. This can include going over what conduct to stay away from when driving during this season. Here are some of the “don’ts” of winter driving, based off of winter driving tips recently issued by state authorities:

  • Don’t drive too fast for the conditions you are in.
  • Don’t use cruise control in icy or snowy conditions.
  • Don’t drive distracted.
  • Don’t take unnecessary trips in bad weather.
  • Don’t drive too close to snow plows that are out on the roads.

As there are things it is important for drivers to avoid when out on the roads in winter, there are certain things it can be important for victims of winter auto accidents to avoid when it comes to efforts to get fair compensation. Certain types of mistakes when it comes to such efforts could have lasting negative effects on a person’s rights and options regarding compensation. So, guidance from a skilled attorney can be an important thing to have when one has been hurt out on the roads in winter.

Source: WAND, “ISP, IDOT, Illinois Tollway offering winter driving safety tips,” Nov. 29, 2016

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