With ice and snow there are inevitably more car accidents on roads in Wisconsin in the winter. Fortunately, Rhinelander Fire Department Deputy Chief Dale Wege has some advice on avoiding accidents and staying safe in cold weather.
According to Wege, approximately 9 out of 10 car accidents in the city that occur in the winter are caused by speeding, or even simply driving faster than road and weather conditions allow (even if this is not over the speed limit).
The Fire Chief also says that using cruise control when the roads are frozen or snowy is not a good idea. “The car will accelerate, the wheels will spin, then they’ll catch and the motor will be at a high rev. It’s not safe. Any kind of slippery road–no cruise control,” states Wege.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, contact the Rhinelander motor vehicle accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 today.