Drivers in and around Buncombe County have been dealing with wet roadways this week. WLOS ABC News Channel 13 reported on the dreary roadway conditions. On Monday, residents in the Upstate had to deal with flooding rain. In addition to wet roadways and reduced visibility, drivers also had to worry about wet leaves covering the roads. Drivers are encouraged to slow down and adjust their driving techniques and speed to the conditions of the roadway.
Car Accidents During Inclement Weather
Approximately 1.2 million car crashes occur on wet roadways each year. Driving during inclement weather can be challenging if drivers aren’t slowing down and allowing for extra room between their car and the car ahead of them. Even if you’re a skilled wet-weather driver, you need to slow down, because other drivers will likely be adjusting their speed to the roadway conditions. Even if a posted speed limit is 55 miles per hour, going that fast in a storm can be dangerous in many situations. Listed below are a few wet weather driving tips from AAA.
Wet Weather Driving Tips
- Slow down.
- Don’t use cruise control.
- Leave plenty of room between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you.
- If you go into a skid, don’t panic, but continue to look and steer in the direction you want to go.
- During a skid, avoid slamming on the brakes, as this will further upset the vehicle’s balance and control.
After a Car Accident in Buncombe County
After any kind of car accident due to another person’s dangerous or negligent behavior, it’s a good idea to speak with a skilled personal injury lawyer about your case. Crashes that happen during inclement weather may seem inevitable, but in most cases, there are totally preventable. That’s why it’s absolutely essential to practice safe wet-weather driving techniques such as slowing down or allowing extra room for other motorists.
If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a car accident that occurred during rainy weather, contact the experienced team at Davis Law Group, P.A. at 888-773-8388 for a free case consultation.