Michigan Winter Driving Conditions 2013-2014 Year
What do you know, it’s that time of year again. I walked outside to get into my car last night and there was snow on the grass, ice on my car, and people were driving with caution.
Is this Michigan winter going to be a flop like last year’s or are we in for it?
According to the Farmer’s Almanac,
“Precipitation-wise, the Southern Plains, Midwest, and Southeast will see above-normal conditions, while the rest of the country will average near normal. With a combination of below-normal temperatures and above-normal precipitation the stage will be set for the Midwest, Great Lakes, and Central and Northern New England to receive lots of snow. Farther south, where the thermometer will be vacillating above or below the freezing mark, Southern New England, Southeast New York, New Jersey, and down through the Mid-Atlantic region will be seeing either copious rains and/or snows.”
If the Farmer’s Almanac is right, then it’s going to be a long winter.
What can you do to drive safely in snowy conditions?
- Ensure that your car is always free from any snow and other debris. Did you know that a significant number of winter car crashes result from people that fail to completely clean their cars? Start your car early to let your windows defrost.
- Check the forecast. Know what you’re up against so there are no surprises in the morning.
- Don’t speed. An age old trick to avoid slipping and sliding away. Accelerate slowly, be patient, and don’t speed. It works. People involved in winter car crashes are often impatient and as a result make costly driving errors.
Goodwin & Scieszka is a personal injury law firm in Southfield, Michigan. We have been fighting for people injured in car, truck, snowmobile, and bus accidents for over 30 years.
Have you been inured? We handle any and all types of winter claims:
- Skiing accident
- Ice skating injury
- Slip and fall
- Defective ski product
We’re here for you when you need us most. We are compassionate for your injuries and tough on the person that injured you.
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Stay safe and warm this winter. Drive carefully Michigan!