San Diego Car Accidents: Driving in Bad Weather
Though San Diego is not known for bad weather, rain and fog can prove catastrophic, especially for those who do not know what adjustments to make when the weather turns bad. As the weather continues to cool, you should be prepared for every scenario. One mistake can lead to a car accident and result in a serious and debilitating injury.
Wet Road Conditions
Rain creates problems for Southern California drivers. Rain means wet road conditions, which often leads to slick and slippery streets. Inexperience can lead to an accident when wet roads cause a driver to slide off the road or into oncoming traffic. When driving in the rain, you should:
- Slow down. Make sure you maintain a speed under the posted speed limit.
- Keep your headlights on.
- Turn on your air conditioner or defroster to improve visibility.
- Ensure your tires have proper tread.
- Ensure your wiper blades are in good condition.
Though fog is not so common, it does appear from time to time. Fog reduces visibility, making it difficult to avoid other road hazards. When driving in the fog, make sure to:
- Drive slower than normal.
- Consider pulling into a parking lot until the fog has lifted.
- Pull to the side of the road. Make sure your hazard lights are turned on.
- Avoid using your high beams.
- Keep a safe distance behind all vehicles ahead of you.
Snowy and Icy Conditions
Wintertime is popular for families to hit the mountains for skiing, snowboarding, and fun in the snow. Though it doesn’t snow in San Diego, popular family winter destinations offer some of the most dangerous road conditions. Here are some safety tips when driving in the snow:
- Maintain a slow and steady speed.
- When breaking, do so cautiously. Avoid slamming on your brakes.
- When approaching a bridge or overpass, keep your speed down and avoid sudden changes in speed.
- Make sure you have tire chains and that you know how to install them.
When Your Accident Is Not Your Fault
No matter how safe of a driver you are, not all drivers with whom you share the Southern California roadways practice the same safe driving habits. Their negligence can result in you or a loved one suffering a serious car accident injury. That is why you should call experienced car accident attorney Keith J. Stone.
Mr. Stone has helped countless accident injury victims build their cases. He will work hard to defend your compensation rights and ensure you get the best medical treatment possible. He will also work hard to help you get the compensation you and your family deserve.
To get the answers you need about your injury case, order a free copy of our informative guide, What to Do in an Auto Accident.
Call San Diego auto accident attorney Keith J. Stone if you or someone you know has been seriously injured in a car accident. Call today at (619) 531-2022 or 888-59-HELP-NOW.
San Diego, Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, Ventura Counties including the cities of:
San Diego, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Santa Ana, Anaheim, Riverside, Chula Vista, Irvine, Glendale, San Bernardino, Huntington Beach, Oxnard, Fontana, Moreno Valley, Oceanside, Rancho Cucamonga, Santa Clarita, Garden Grove, Ontario, Pomona, Palmdale, Pasadena, Corona, Torrance, Escondido, Lancaster, Orange, Fullerton, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, El Monte, Inglewood, Costa Mesa, Downey, West Covina, Victorville, San Buenaventura (Ventura), Norwalk, Burbank, Carlsbad, Temecula, South Gate, Murrieta, Mission Viejo, Rialto, Compton, El Cajon, Carson, Vista, Westminster, Santa Maria, Santa Monica, Santa Barbara, Hawthorne, Alhambra, Hesperia, Whittier, Newport Beach, Chino, San Marcos, Buena Park, Lakewood, Indio, Baldwin Park, Chino Hills, Blythe
Keith J. Stone also handles cases originating elsewhere in California and across the USA.