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These winter driving safety tips can save your life

It may sound silly, but the right preparation before hitting the road can save your life. And with your life on the line, it's imperative that you do whatever it takes to remain safe.

The winter season can bring bad weather to Elmhurst at any time. From snow to rain, from sleet to ice, you never know what will happen.

Fortunately, there are some driving safety tips that you can put to good use. Here are five to keep in mind at all times:

  • Never take unnecessary risks when driving in winter weather, such as passing a commercial truck on the highway at a high rate of speed
  • Check your tire pressure often, as driving on underinflated or overinflated tires can increase the risk of an accident
  • Don't use cruise control when driving on a wet surface
  • Keep more space between your vehicle and others on the road, as it can take longer to stop in wet conditions
  • Slow down, even if it means taking longer than expected to reach your destination

These are not earthshattering tips by any means, but every point can go a long way in improving your safety and helping you feel better when you take to the road in inclement weather.

If you find yourself part of a motor vehicle accident, move to safety, call 911, and do whatever it takes to care for yourself while you're waiting for help to arrive.

Once you learn more about your injuries and long-term prognosis, your attention should turn to the accident itself and your legal rights. You'll want to find out why the crash occurred, as this will give you a better idea of how to move forward.

Depending on the circumstances, you may be in position to seek compensation from the negligent driver. There is a lot that goes into this, but protecting your legal rights is a must. You don't want to do anything that will negatively impact your health or finances in the future.

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