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Milwaukee winter car accident injury lawyerLearning to drive in Wisconsin’s winter weather is a skill unto itself. Snow, ice, and freezing temperatures all increase the difficulty level of driving and, unfortunately, they also increase the chances of a car accident

Anyone getting behind the wheel this winter should familiarize themselves with the following tips in order to keep the roadways safe for everyone:

1. Use the Right Equipment

Winter tires are recommended in temperatures less than 44 degrees. Many people operate under the false notion that all-season tires are able to adequately handle winter driving. However, the rubber compound in all-season tires begins to freeze when temperatures go below 44 degrees. This means that such tires will be less effective at gripping the road. If you do not have winter tires, proceed with caution and the understanding that your car may not be able to handle all winter road conditions.

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Milwaukee car accident lawyers, winter car accidents, vehicle maintenance, rear-end collisions, parking lot accidentsWinter in the Midwest brings bitter cold and a great deal of snow and ice. While these conditions are often seen as an inconvenience, they can have a major impact on roadway safety. Every year, winter car accidents lead to more than 1,300 deaths and 116,000 injuries across the United States. People should be aware of the potential for accidents that can result from the following causes.

Slippery Roads

Snow and ice on the road can create a major hazard for drivers, affecting their ability to slow down, stop properly, and negotiate turns and hills. “Black ice,” which results when a thin layer of water freezes on the road, can be especially dangerous, since it is difficult to recognize and can lead to a complete loss of control of a driver’s vehicle.

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