Black Ice Accidents in New Jersey
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Black ice can be deadly as it is difficult to detect. This transparent, slippery layer coats the roads and makes driving extremely dangerous. When the temperature is at freezing or below and rain begins to fall, the water can freeze and coat the road in ice. Black ice makes it difficult for cars to maintain traction on the road, or brake without skidding.
Were you or a loved one involved in an auto accident caused by black ice? Please contact the New Jersey lawyers at Levinson Axelrod, P.A. for a free evaluation of your case!
Tips for Avoiding Black Ice Accidents
When the road is icy, follow these tips to stay safe.
- The first tip for avoiding black ice accidents is to pay close attention to the weather and steer clear of icy roads if at all possible.
- Avoid slamming on your brakes. Gently pumping your brakes is the safest way to stop when driving on icy roads. Abrupt slamming of the brakes can result in skidding.
- If you do begin to skid, turn into it. In other words, turn your wheels in the direction the back of your car is slipping toward.
- Avoid overcorrecting if you start to skid. It can be natural to react to skidding by abruptly turning your wheel the opposite direction, but this can actually make the situation worse.
- If you begin to slide, reduce your speed. Often, this can be enough to stop the skidding.
Even following these tips is no guarantee that you will avoid a black ice accident. If this happened to you, we encourage you to get in touch with our law firm to discuss your crash.
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