It’s winter in Pennsylvania again. That means you have to be ready for snow, sleet, ice, and freezing rain. The United States Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has some very helpful tips for safe winter driving on the NHTSA website. The lawyers at Liever, Hyman & Potter, P.C., in Reading, Berks County, PA, wanted to share NHSTA’s tips from the website. First and foremost, if winter weather is forecast, you should avoid all unnecessary travel. If you must travel, NHTSA offers the following tips for safe driving during the winter:

-Get your car serviced to make sure that it is in good running order.
-Check for recalls.
-Familiarize yourself with all the equipment and features of your car.
-Stock your vehicle with items that could come in handy in case of an emergency, such as a shovel, ice scraper, flashlight, blankets, and water and snacks.
-Plan a safe route for your ride by checking the weather forecast.
-Make sure that your car is operating properly by checking the battery, lights, coolant, washer fluid, windshield wipers, floor mats, and tires.
-Wear your seat belt at all times.
-Keep your gas tank as close to full as possible.
-Slow down so that you can control your vehicle on slick and snow-covered surfaces.
-Don’t crowd a snowplow and stay behind it if it is safe to do so. Do not pass or get between plows.
-Carry a cell phone.
-Be alert for black ice on roadways and be aware that ice can form bridges without warning.

The attorneys at Liever, Hyman & Potter, P.C., are concerned for the safety of the motoring public in Reading, Berks County, Pottsville, Schuylkill County, and throughout Eastern and Central Pennsylvania. The personal injury lawyers near Philadelphia serve auto, truck, and motorcycle accident victims and their families in claims and cases involving serious injury and death caused by the negligence of others. The firm also handles medical malpractice cases, workers’ compensation cases, and nursing home neglect cases.

From the desk of Adam K. Levin, Esquire.

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