The weather forecast is for rain on Friday and along with the first rain of the season usually comes car accidents due to the slick pavement. During the dry weather, oil and lubricants accumulate on the roadways and when it starts raining, the roadways can become especially slick.
Drivers should anticipate the slick roads and slow down to avoid accidents warns the Washington State Patrol in a media release.
The most common error we see drivers make that results in a collision is driving too fast for the road conditions. If drivers would simply reduce their speed and increase their following distance, the chances of being involved in a collision would be greatly reduced.
The WSP also recommends insuring that your vehicle is ready for the fall and winter conditions. They provide the following fall and winter driving tips:
- Check your windshield wipers and fluid
- Check that your headlights are all working properly
- Check that you have sufficient tread on your tires
- Check that you have antifreeze in your radiator
- Check your battery
This information is provided by Seattle Car Accident Lawyer blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents and the family of those killed.