TDOT Working to Prevent Tennessee Car Accidents This Winter

by Staff Blogger | December 6th, 2013

December 6, 2013

With a mix of winter weather expected in Nashville and the rest of Middle Tennessee this evening and throughout the weekend, many citizens are concerned about the dangers of motor vehicle collisions. The Nashville Car Accident Lawyers with Ponce Law explain the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is working to address these risks by gathering the supplies it needs to keep roads safe.

According to a TDOT Press Release, salt supplies in all counties across the state have been replenished. The material is then combined with a brine mixture that is spread along highways in order to keep snow and ice from accumulating.

TDOT Officials added that they have more than 1,000 employees on-hand to maintain roads during winter weather.

While the stat is doing its part to keep motorists safe, the Nashville Personal Injury Lawyers with Michael D. Ponce & Associates state motorists can also do their part to prevent accidents. One of the best ways to achieve this goal is by being aware of road conditions before attempting to travel in foul weather. TDOT updates social media websites and its own mobile phone application with current road conditions throughout the year.

Other ways motorists can stay safe is by monitoring tread on tires to ensure proper grip on roads and avoiding braking when vehicles begin to slide. Instead, downshift into a lower gear and gently press the accelerator while turning into the spin.