Protect yourself from other drivers this winter

The winter season is here, and that means that snow will soon turn Ohio into a winter wonderland. When the snow starts falling, the roads will turn slick. Drivers will have to ensure that they are prepared to navigate those slick roads while being wary of other drivers who might not be ready for the snowy weather.

While it is impossible to stay at home the entire winter, it is better stay off the roads if you can when the snow is still falling. This is especially true if the road crews haven't had a chance to treat the roadways. If you do have to get out, remember that other drivers on the roads might not be as safe as you when they are driving on snow and ice.

If you have to drive when the winter weather hits, you should make sure that your tires are up for the challenge. Your winter tires need adequate tread if they are going to be able to handle winter roadways. Winter tires, which have a mountain and snowflake on the side of them, are the best tires for Ohio winters; however, all-season tires might be adequate.

There is no way that you can control the actions of the other drivers on the roadway. Because of this, you should make sure you wear your seat belt when you are on the road. This can help you to stay protected if you are in an accident. If you are injured by a driver on the wintry roads, you might opt to seek compensation for your injuries.

Source: Edmunds.com, "Tips for Safe Driving on Snow and Ice," Mac Demere, accessed Nov. 27, 2015

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