As we all know, winter brings a lot of snow to Wisconsin. While it sets a festive mood for the holidays and brings back winter sports, it also causes slippery roads. In light of this, people must not only adapt their driving habits to match winter conditions, but also remain aware of the steps to take in the event of a crash.
The best road safety practices include adopting preventive measures, such as slowing down on the roads, maintaining a safe following distance from other drivers, and ensuring vehicles are properly maintained.
Distracted driving during the winter also poses a risk to safe driving, especially as more people travel for the holidays and the weather becomes unpleasant. Minimizing distractions like texting, eating, or adjusting the stereo can help prevent car crashes. Proactive measures, like completing tasks before driving or activating the “Do Not Disturb” function on phones, help people resist the temptation of calls and messages.
Of course, accidents still happen even with these precautions. The checklist below can help guide individuals through the unfortunate aftermath of a car crash:
1). Contact Law Enforcement
The first thing to do after a car crash is to call the police. They will help individuals document the accident and secure an offi ...