Driving in the winter can be very difficult, especially when temperatures drop below freezing and storms are expected to arrive. Preparing for winter road conditions includes having good tires on the vehicle, scraping windows of ice and snow, and keeping spare repair tools in the car in case of an emergency.
Giving yourself extra time to reach your destination is important, as roads may be closed or icy. There are many ways to check the conditions of your route before leaving your home. Here are a few ways you can keep up to date on road conditions during the winter:
- Watch the News
Before starting your journey, it is always helpful to know what traffic conditions are and what roads may be closed. News sites such as https://www.ksl.com/news/traffic provide live updates on road closures and more.
Google Maps is a way to route your journey beforehand, allowing you to see the estimated arrival time. Waze Navigation is another mobile application offering traffic reports in your desired location. By planning ahead, you can save yourself the pressure of speeding or drive distracted.
- Social Media
Social media platforms, including Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, often offer live updates, images, and reports on car accidents that may be blocking roads or highway lanes. Robert J. DeBry’s Twitter often provides updates on car accidents in the Salt Lake City area.
At DeBry & Associates, we wish everyone safe on the roads this winter. However, we understand accidents occur, and when they do, we have a car accident lawyer ready to help you. If you have been injured and are unsure if you have a case, call a car accident lawyer at (801) 888-8888.