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Winter Weather Driving Safety

With winter weather on the way, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has a variety of safe driving tips for motorists. In Texoma, we can expect anything from freezing rain and ice storms to near blizzard conditions this season. We recently reported on how to prepare your vehicle for winter, but are you ready to get behind the wheel this season? With a little bit of preparation and know-how, you can get ready for winter weather on Texoma roadways.

When Possible, Stay Off The Road

In poor weather and roadway conditions, the NHTSA always recommends staying home and off of the roads when possible. If you have to get to work or leave the house in an emergency situation in bad weather, allow yourself extra time to get to your destination and make sure you and your car are ready to safely traverse the cold roads.

Winter Safety Driving Tips

  • Make sure your windows, lights and windshields are free and clear of ice and snow.
  • Buckle up. Every trip. Every time.
  • Drive slowly.
  • Don’t drive distracted.
  • Focus on the task of driving.
  • Know your brakes.

Safely Applying Brakes

Whether the roads have been dumped on by snow or have a thin sheet of ice covering them, you need to know how to safely apply your brakes. Don’t wait until you’re out in a storm to learn about your brakes. First, you need to determine whether or not you have antilock brakes. If you do, then you can apply firm continuous pressure. If you don’t have antilock brakes, pump them gently. If you’re in a skid, remember to stay calm. The NHTSA recommends easing gently off of the gas, while steering in the direction you want the front of your car or truck to go. Remember to stay off of the pedals until you’re in control of the vehicle again.

Bad Weather Car Accidents in Texoma

If you have been injured in an accident in bad weather, remember to stay calm and call for help. After any kind of car accident due to somebody else’s negligent, distracted or dangerous behavior, it’s important to speak with a skilled personal injury attorney about your case. If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a car accident, contact the experienced team at the Altman Legal Group at (940) 761-4000 for a free consultation.

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Our attorneys are happy to accommodate difficult schedules. We can meet you in the early morning or late afternoon hours.

We can even schedule appointments on the weekends. We are also available to meet you at home or in the hospital if you do not have transportation, or if your injury doesn’t allow you to travel.

What We Offer Clients And Their Loved Ones:

Initial consultations on personal injury cases are always free.
You do not pay us unless we win your case on personal injury cases.
We`re available to answer your legal questions.
We can be an advocate for your loved ones.
Help provide families with resources and advice.
Resolve automobile property damage claims.
Help you find a doctor, even if you don`t have insurance.
We can deal with the insurance companies.

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Winter Weather Crashes in Texoma

Dozens of wrecks are being blamed on winter weather across Texoma this week. According to KFDX News Channel Three, the wrecks began just after 4:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon and continued throughout the evening. Some cars were reportedly spinning in circles on the icy roadways. A few people had to be transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries, and tow-truck drivers were out in full force well into the night.

Vehicles Crashing on Central Freeway and Kell East

A multi-car crash on Central Freeway, near North 9th Street, sent three people to the hospital sometime after 4:00 p.m. Law enforcement officials had to patrol a stretch of Central Freeway near the Scotland Park exit for hours as drivers tried to navigate the area.

Very few details have been released, but KFDX News Channel Three also reported that a tractor-trailer tipped over and slid onto its side. It’s unclear whether any other vehicles were involved in that collision, or if anybody was injured.

Crash Involving a Police Car

In addition to the dozens of collisions involving cars, trucks, big rigs and SUVS happening across Texoma during this winter weather, there was also a crash involving a police car. Apparently, the driver of a grey sedan was unable to stop in time and struck a parked police car.

The driver was actually pinned in the vehicle, but emergency crews were swiftly on the scene to get her out. She was rushed to the hospital for treatment of a head injury. Although there’s no word on her condition, there were also two children inside of the vehicle at the time. Law enforcement officers had to request the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDot) and city crews to spread sand and ice chat on the slippery roadways.

Winter Weather Safety

Drivers are encouraged to avoid taking to the roads in bad weather, if at all possible. In addition to reduced visibility, motorists could be facing icy roadways and drivers who aren’t safely observing the weather and adjusting their driving techniques to the conditions.

If you absolutely have to go out in bad weather, make sure your car is prepped for safe winter driving and allow yourself plenty of time to get to your destination. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact the skilled team at the Altman Legal Group at 940-761-4000 for a free case consultation.

Representing Victims And Families
since 1982

Our attorneys are happy to accommodate difficult schedules. We can meet you in the early morning or late afternoon hours.

We can even schedule appointments on the weekends. We are also available to meet you at home or in the hospital if you do not have transportation, or if your injury doesn’t allow you to travel.

What We Offer Clients And Their Loved Ones:

Initial consultations on personal injury cases are always free.
You do not pay us unless we win your case on personal injury cases.
We`re available to answer your legal questions.
We can be an advocate for your loved ones.
Help provide families with resources and advice.
Resolve automobile property damage claims.
Help you find a doctor, even if you don`t have insurance.
We can deal with the insurance companies.

Free Consultation

Over 40 Years of Experience

Contact Form