A massive winter front blew through Middle Tennessee overnight, bringing treacherous driving conditions along roads and highways in Nashville and the surrounding areas.
Dozens of car accidents have been reported around Davidson County. Among them, ABC 2 News reports a Tennessee truck accident involving two jackknifed tractor-trailers along I-24 W in Rutherford County.
So what can you do to avoid an accident while you thaw out from the snow and ice? The Goodlettsville car accident attorneys with Ponce Law suggest only leaving your house if it’s necessary. Staying off the roads is the safest thing you can do until the snow and ice melts. If you must drive during this weather, remember these tips to help keep you safe:
- Buckle Up– Wearing a seat belt is one of the best ways to protect yourself in the event you’re involved in an accident.
- Drive Slowly– Travel at speeds that allow you to control the vehicle’s pace on icy streets.
- Watch for ice– Slow down significantly when you see icy patches in the road.
- Don’t Slam Your Brakes– If you lose control of your vehicle due to a loss of traction on the road, the last thing you’ll want to do is apply heavy pressure to the brakes. Instead, shift into a lower gear. If the vehicle begins to spin, lightly apply pressure to the gas pedal and turn into the spin. This should help you regain control of the vehicle.