Winter is a dangerous time to be out on the road, particularly when there are strong winter storms that make the conditions even worse. It is important that you take as many steps as possible to protect yourself and help to prevent serious car accidents. Here are a few ways that you can prepare yourself for the negligent actions of other drivers.
While this seems like a no-brainer, it does take some concentration and dedication to be aware of other drivers while you are on the road. Don’t mess with your cell phone, radio, or get too distracted by your passengers. The key to avoiding a potentially deadly car accident is to see it coming and react appropriately.
Check Your Tires
If your tires are balding, driving on the wet roads can be downright dangerous. Get your tires checked as soon as possible. If they need a simple rotation, get that done. If total replacement is necessary, it may be costly, but it could save your life. Monitor the air in your tires throughout the winter. The temperatures that fluctuate during a Texas winter can cause the air in your tires to go up and down.
Check Your Insurance
Make sure that you have uninsured and under insured protection on your automobile insurance policy. If the worst should happen and you are hit by someone who has the bare minimum for an insurance policy, your insurance can help pick up the slack. In Texas, there are many drivers that are completely uninsured. You need to be sure to cover yourself in case you are severely injured in a car accident.