Tips to Avoid Car Accidents in Winter

November 5th, 2015 by

Car accidents are an unfortunate occurrence that most of us will experience at some point in our lives. Thankfully, however, most car accidents are fairly minor and don’t result in serious injuries. There are steps you can take while driving to help reduce the likelihood you’ll be involved in an accident.

If you live in or around Portland, South Portland, Westbrook, Falmouth, Gorham, Scarborough, Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland Center, Yarmouth, Windham, Freeport, or Cumberland Foreside, drive extra carefully during the winter because snow and ice-covered roads present many challenges, especially for inexperienced drivers. If you’re involved in an accident and need car repairs, please contact Berlin City Honda of Portland.

Here are some tips to help reduce winter car accidents:

Have your car prepared for winter (“winterize” your vehicle)
Drive more slowly than you normally would
Pull over when visibility is too poor to drive
Check for ice on your vehicle’s windows and wiper blades; ice in those spots means there will likely be ice on the road.
Maintain a safe distance from the car in front of you.
Don’t turn or brake abruptly.
Remember that roads become more slippery as temperatures rise and ice begins to melt.
If you live in or around Portland, South Portland, Westbrook, Falmouth, Gorham, Scarborough, Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland Center, Yarmouth, Windham, Freeport, or Cumberland Foreside, you know how challenging it can be to drive on winter roadways in New England. Please follow these suggestions to help you arrive at your winter driving destinations safely and soundly. Please contact Berlin City Honda of Portland to winterize your vehicle today.

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