49 Car Accidents Caused by Winter Conditions in Baton Rouge on Friday Morning
Resulting from these winter condition accidents; the car accident lawyers at Simien & Simien offer snow and winter driving tips.
During a usual day, Baton Rouges Police Department spokesman L’Jean McKneely said “police normally respond to less than 10 accidents within the same six-hour timeframe.”
The majority of these accidents occurred on Interstate 112, Interstate 110, Interstate 10 and service roads prior to the Louisiana Department of Transportation closing portions of the interstate. Although many schools and offices were closed, there was great amounts of traffic congestion accumulating as the roads were closed.
The Louisiana Crash Data Reports indicates there were a total of 17 car accident injuries caused by sleet and hail in 2013, along with two total accident injuries caused by snow. While the average annual snowfall of Baton Rouge, LA is 0.08, we can assume that drivers are not prepared for these adverse driving conditions.
At Simien & Simien, our auto accident attorneys recommend avoid driving in snowy and winter conditions, however if this is unavoidable, our legal team has gathered some helpful tips. The following includes tips for driving in winter and snowy conditions:
• Break gently to avoid sliding
• Decrease your speed and leave room to stop
• Never use cruise control
• Turn on your low-beam headlights to increase visibility
• Use lower gears to increase traction
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