Most drivers in New Haven County and other areas of Connecticut typically do not want to drive in inclement weather. Unfortunately, most people do not have the luxury of opting out of work simply because it is raining. Because obligations often result in people having to drive in less-than-favorable conditions, it is important to do one’s best to avoid a car accident on such days.
Though a little bit of rain may not seem like a big deal, wet roads can completely change the driving game. For example, tires are not able to get as much traction, or grip, on wet roads as they are on dry roads. This means that vehicles are more likely to start sliding and skidding when trying to stop, especially when stopping suddenly. As a result, drivers should give themselves more time to get to their destinations and slow down while on wet roads.
Additionally, visibility is greatly reduced in rainy weather, so even when the rain is light, turning on headlights is a must. Other drivers can more easily see vehicles with lights on, and drivers can have better visibility of the road in front of them. If the rain is excessive, it may be best to wait until it lightens up. Being late is better than putting oneself in unnecessary danger.
The sad reality of driving in inclement weather is that many drivers will not take precautions to keep themselves and others on the road safe. They may continue to speed, follow too closely behind the vehicle in front and not use their headlights. Unfortunately, these dangerous drivers could easily cause a car accident that leads to serious injuries. If New Haven county residents find themselves injured due to the negligent or reckless actions of other driver, there may be reason to take legal action.