Weather here can be somewhat unpredictable. Nice winter weather will be interrupted with a sudden ice storm. It is crucial that you take the necessary steps to protect you and your family when driving on the winter roads.
The most important thing to do with slick roads is to drive very carefully. Don’t go too fast or make any sudden turns. Slow down for bridges, or areas where you know ice can accumulate. The Texas Department of Transportation works hard to keep the roads clear if snow or ice were to fall across North Texas. Since this year the weather has been especially harsh, workers have been pre-treating roads with brine, instead of the usual salt-sand mixture. What brine does, it forms a residue on the road and it can stay for a week to a week and a half.
Pack an Emergency Kit
It is a good idea to keep an emergency kit in your car just in case you do get in an accident or are stuck in the road. Include basic medical supplies, some non-perishable snacks, water, jumper cables, and a warm blanket. This will be your lifeline if an emergency occurs.
Be Prepared to Fight
If you unfortunately find yourself in a car accident, make sure you aren’t injured, pull as far off the road you can if your car still works. Get information from other other driver, witnesses, and then get checked thoroughly by a medical professional. If you are injured from the car accident, you need to speak to an attorney. An attorney will be able to get you compensated for the damages you have sustained from the accident.