Most Winter Car Accidents in Michigan Caused by Driving Too Fast
Did you know that Michigan is the most dangerous state for winter driving? Not only that, about 65% of winter car accidents in Michigan are linked to drivers driving too fast for road conditions.
I can most certainly believe it too. How many times have you driven down a snow covered highway in Michigan and noticed several cars somewhere in a ditch?
How do you think most of them got there? By driving too fast for road conditions, especially when it's been snowing outside for a long period of time.
According to 1800leefree.com:
Winter driving accidents often occur because drivers are traveling too fast for conditions, and they don’t see the vehicle in front of them until it is too late. And it is likely that if you fail to stop in time, your vehicle will hit another, especially if the roadway is icy. Reasonable following distance for dry pavement conditions (3-4 seconds) should be tripled during winter weather conditions.
There's no doubt about the fact that winter driving is dangerous for many Michigan drivers and it all depends on whose behind the wheel.
The most important thing you can do is slow your speed way down. It takes no time at all for someone to slam on their breaks during a winter whiteout or storm and go flying off the road somewhere.
It's so important to stay alert not only at all times, but especially during winter weather in Michigan. 1800leetree.com also tells us:
When driving in blowing snow or winter fog, use your low-beam headlights since high beams tend to reflect off the ice particles in the snow. If you have fog lights on your vehicle, use them, in addition to your low beams. While being able to see what is ahead is essential, also is staying alert and knowing when it is time to delay your commute until whiteout conditions improve.
The best advice I can give you is to make sure your vehicle is tuned up and ready for winter weather, especially during extremely cold temperatures.
Use extreme caution and drive carefully at all times.