» Avoid Car Accidents and Keep Pedestrians Safe this Holiday Season

Avoid Car Accidents and Keep Pedestrians Safe this Holiday Season

Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) December 22, 2015 – A prominent personal injury law firm is promoting winter safety for motorists and pedestrians this holiday season.

“The winter months bring snow and ice that increase the risk of accidents for drivers and pedestrians,” said Paul Greenberg, of Briskman Briskman & Greenberg. “We want to make sure that people stay safe.”

The firm said that there are several things drivers can do to improve safety during the cold weather months. First of all, drivers should make sure that all necessary vehicle maintenance has been performed. This includes having safety systems checked, including tires, brakes, wipers, fluids and antifreeze. Drivers should also make sure to fill their gas tank when it is half full, rather than waiting until it is nearly empty. If a vehicle becomes stuck in the snow, the driver may need to keep the car running for warmth. Drivers should also make sure the exhaust pipe is not plugged with snow.

Tires are particularly important in snow and ice. Tires should be in top condition and properly inflated, or they may lose their grip on slippery roads. Snow chains can be helpful, but drivers should make sure that using snow chains does not give them a false sense of security. The most important thing to do on icy roads is to drive slowly. If a driver loses control of a vehicle on an icy or snowy road, the car will travel farther than it will on dry pavement. For this reason, drivers should also be prepared to brake much sooner than they would in dry conditions.

Pedestrian safety is very important in the winter months. Drivers should take extra precautions to watch out for pedestrians, and pedestrians should be more cautious as well. Even when waiting to cross the street, it is important for pedestrians to be aware of traffic hazards, as drivers can lose control of their vehicles more often when the roads are icy. Vehicles are not the only winter hazard for pedestrians. It is important to wear proper winter footwear and walk slowly and carefully, to avoid slipping and falling.

“Keep these winter safety tips in mind and have a safe and happy holiday season,” said Greenberg.

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg released this infographic and a safety video to help motorist stay safe this holiday season.

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg released this infographic and a safety video to help motorist stay safe this holiday season.

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg
351 West Hubbard Street, Ste 810
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: 312.222.0010
Facebook: Like Us!
Google+ Contact a Chicago personal injury lawyer from Briskman Briskman & Greenberg on Google+.

  • Four Killed in Illinois Tractor-Trailer Crash
    On this episode of Chicago Injury Alert, we look at a tractor-trailer accident on an Illinois highway that resulted in four fatalities.
  • Staying safe from winter slip and fall accidents
    Slip and fall accidents can occur throughout the year. However, the snow and ice that comes with winter weather significantly increases the risk of falls. During winter months, strolling down a sidewalk can prove hazardous due to icy pavement. Potholes and cracks, uneven walkways, shrubs and bushes that may seem minor during the summer can ...
  • Air Force veteran dies in fatal hit and run crash in Illinois
    A 93-year-old World War II Air Force veteran was killed in a hit-and-run accident on Interstate 64 near Nashville, Illinois. Ervin H. Goeden was a passenger in a Toyota Avalon that crashed after being hit on the side by a passing vehicle. Goeden’s son Eugene P. Tomasello, 56, was driving the Toyota Avalon when it ...
  • OSHA investigates construction worker’s sewer pipe death
    A construction worker died on the job after firefighters failed to rescue him from a sewer pipe in Streamwood, Illinois. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating the man’s death. Brett Morrow, 22, was installing new sewer lining to prevent leaks when he became trapped in a horizontal pipe measuring 24 inches in ...
  • Teen accused of having meth in his system during fatal motorcycle crash
    A 21-year-old motorcyclist was killed after a teenager from Naperville, Illinois, allegedly hit her as she was traveling through an intersection. Prosecutors accused the 17-year-old boy of having methamphetamine in his body when the accident occurred. He was charged with two counts of aggravated DUI resulting in death. Police said the teen was cited for ...

See other news sources publishing this article. BETA | Tags: , , , , , ,

Get headlines from Law Firm Newswire sent right to your inbox.

* indicates required