Driving during harsh or inclement weather can be dangerous when you are not careful. You can be a victim of an accident and this can cost your life. To avoid this, there are safety tips you need to consider:

1.    Before you begin driving, it is important to do a pre-trip inspection. You need to check whether the tires are ok, the lights and wiper blades are working and all the fluids filled. During winter, make sure that you see the mechanic who can inspect the car for you before you use it. Remember to check the spare so that you are not carrying a flat tire.

2.    When the weather is harsh, you need to drive at slow speed. This is especially important so that you can react immediately something happens. If a tree falls on the road or a lorry skids to a halt, you will have enough time to brake and stop or give way.

3.    Holding the steering wheel very firmly will save you from rollover accidents. You can avoid sudden moves that can make you lose control of the car. This is especially important when there is a lot of wind and ice.

4.    Always be prepared to handle a challenge if it comes your way. For instance, if you are stuck along the road because of snow or poor terrain, make sure you have a flashlight, blankets, food and windshield scraper. Tire chains and some food will also come in handy.

5.    If the road and the weather look very bad, it is important to postpone the trip. Do not risk your life. Pay attention to weather reports and other warnings at all times.

Inclement weather can lead to accidents especially when the driver is not careful. However, there are times when the driver is careful but because of the poor condition of the road, he suffers an accident. For instance, if snow has not been cleared on the road, it can lead to an accident. Potholes left unattended can lead to accidents during foggy times because you might not see them to avoid them.

If you or your loved one sustains injuries because of the above situations, you have the right to seek compensation from the municipal or the responsible agency. With the assistance of an attorney, you will file a notice of claim to the agency and a settlement will follow.