How to stay safe on the roads during winter?

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We all know that Scotland is one of the worst places to be hit by UK winters. We may not be lucky enough to experience snow during Christmas in most instances, but we feel the frost in the early months of the year.

During this weather, especially in the morning and at night, the roads can be frosty, covered with snow or ice, and that is when drivers should act with the most caution. If driver’s fail to be careful and adapt their driving to the weather conditions; it can lead to accidents. However, we understand that even the most careful and competent drivers can be involved in an accident due to weather conditions that weren’t their fault. If you have been involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault, we highly advise that you contact one of our experienced solicitors at Solicitors On Your Side Scotland, to get the highest possible compensation for your case.

Top tips on how to stay safe in icy weather conditions in winter 

During icy weather conditions, the stopping distance can be increased to even up to 10 times, this is why our solicitors advise to always travel at slower speeds than usual during these weather conditions, to avoid colliding into the vehicle in front. Beware that ice on the roads is not always visible, and if you are unsure whether there is ice on the roads, drive more carefully than usual anyway.

During icy weather conditions, it is also important to keep a greater distance between your vehicle and the one in front. If you find that the vehicle behind you is too close to you, increase the distance to the vehicle in front of you, even more, to avoid accidents from occurring.

When driving in snow, it is also important to drive more carefully on the roads, such as increasing the distance between you and the car in front and travelling slower than usual so you can stop at a better time if there is a hazard ahead.

Our top tip from our drivers when travelling in the snow; is when you are struggling to set off during icy and snowy conditions, to use a higher gear than usual, and drive in a higher gear than usually during snowy and icy weather conditions.

We also advise avoiding harsh braking and overtaking and avoiding driving on roads until they are gritted.

Being prepared

If you are travelling in snowy and icy, make sure to pack warm clothing and an emergency kit in case anything may happen. Always prepare in advance of travelling and give yourself more time to arrive at a destination, you are likely to be travelling a lot slower during these conditions and expect other drivers to be doing the same.

How we can help

We understand that even the most careful and competent drivers can be involved in an accident that wasn’t their fault, this is why our solicitors will ensure that you get the highest possible compensation, in the most stress-free and easy way, enabling you to get the highest compensation for your case.

Contact our solicitors now!

We know the process thoroughly and can offer free consultations to see how much compensation you may get for your case.

Contact us now. Solicitors On Your Side Scotland can offer you free advice and consultations. Our solicitors can help you on a no win-no fee basis. That means there will be no hidden fees.

Contact us today by phoning 0141 648 4428, emailing [email protected], or by using our website by filling out an online form.

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