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Auto Accident Attorney Of Joyce And Reyes Advises Caution For Floridians Driving In Winter Weather

Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 19, 2013 – The coming holiday season means long road trips and unfamiliar weather for some Americans.

Many inhabitants of Florida and other warm-weather states may find themselves driving in snow and ice if they travel northward. Tampa auto accident attorney Robert Joyce points out how challenging these conditions may be for those who have never encountered them.

“Driving in snow and ice is often challenging even for lifelong Northerners,” Mr. Joyce said. “Many people from around here are going to visit family up North for the holidays. They may think that driving through Florida’s thunderstorms prepares them for any road conditions. But it is easy to underestimate how different and hazardous freezing conditions can be.”

In a collection of winter driving tips, AAA warns that accelerating, stopping and turning all take longer in snow and ice because of reduced traction. Drivers should accelerate slowly and allow extra stopping distance. They should also increase their following distance by two to three seconds beyond what they would allow for dry pavement. AAA also says that instead of accelerating uphill, drivers should accelerate ahead of time as they approach, and then let momentum carry them uphill. Moreover, stopping while pointed uphill should be avoided if at all possible. If the road is very slick, it may be difficult to remain stationary, let alone to start moving forward again in a controlled fashion.

Experts also advise to watch out for “black ice”, a thin layer of nearly transparent ice that offers virtually no traction. It tends to form first on bridges, and may take on the appearance of a harmless puddle.

Freezing conditions create not only slippery roads, but also hazardous landscapes. Becoming stranded on a bright, mild day is normally an inconvenience, but in a snowstorm, it can be a matter of life or death. AAA advises making a habit of filling a car’s gas tank when it reaches the halfway mark. If a vehicle becomes snowbound, the driver should remain within the vehicle for shelter and ensure that the tailpipe does not become clogged with snow, which could force carbon monoxide into the cabin.

Finally, the best winter driving tip? Stay off the road during hazardous conditions whenever possible.

Joyce and Reyes Law Firm, P.A.
307 S Hyde Park Ave
Tampa, FL 33606
Call: 813.251.2007


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