As an accidental death lawyer, I know that you can’t control the actions of other drivers. You can’t require other drivers to take simple steps to prevent fatal winter accidents. In fact, you won’t even know if the cars around you are properly equipped for a Pennsylvania winter.
However, you can control your own actions and you can ensure that you take the necessary steps to avoid a winter weather accident in Pennsylvania. Of course, the first step in avoiding a crash is knowing when the snow and ice are simply unsafe. If you have any doubt about whether you can drive safely in the elements then you should assume that you cannot and you should stay put.
Additionally, you can make sure that:
- You have good tires on your car and replace any tires that are worn.
- You have a winter mix windshield wiper fluid put in your car.
- Your car has an adequate supply of antifreeze.
- You have emergency equipment in your car in case you get stuck.
Taking these steps now, before the heaviest snows start to fall, may end up saving your life and keep you from taking someone else’s life.