We all woke up this morning to the first major snowstorm in our part of the world. Besides breaking out the shovels and ice melt, snow on the roads also means that we are adding 20-30 minutes to our commute. The added time, however, is well worth your safety – drive carefully.
The Federal Highway Administration reports that:
- 24% of all car crashes are weather related;
- Nearly 7400 people are killed each year in weather related accidents;
- an additional 673,000 people were hurt in weather related car accidents;
- Adverse weather results in over 1.5 million accidents per year.
Everyone in Rhode Island is a self-professed master of driving in the snow, but these national numbers seem to contradict our ability to drive in winter weather. Take it easy out there.
If you are injured in a car accident, whether a result of the snow or not, contact our office for a free consultation. There is no fee unless we are successful in obtaining money for you.