Winter Driving Tips

Unfortunately, there are many people on Kansas City highways, side streets, and parking lots who do not know how to drive in snow and ice. Maybe they all moved here recently from Florida, or else they missed that day of driver’s ed class.


Here are a few friendly tips that you may want to forward to friends and family members who seem to struggle with winter driving.


  1. Slow down!

One would think that this tip would be a no-brainer, but so many weather-related accidents occur from the driver going too fast for the conditions. When you’re driving on snow, it takes time to stop. You won’t be able to stop in time if you are moving too fast.


  1. Socially distance from other cars.

Before 2020, we would call following too close behind the car in front of you “tailgating.” By the way, the distance between your vehicle and the one in front of you should be a lot greater than six feet.


  1. Put your phone down.

Driving distracted is a bad practice in perfect weather. Driving distracted while driving on snow can be deadly.


  1. Stay home when the roads are icy.

Even the most careful of drivers get into trouble when they hit an unexpected patch of ice. If you can, stay home when ice accumulates on side streets and bridges.


If you or a loved one were injured in a weather-related car accident because of another driver’s negligence, contact Woods Law KC. Our staff will assess the details of the accident and help you receive compensation for your injuries. Call 816-398-7877 or reach out to us by filling out this online contact form. We are ready to serve you!


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