If you are caught in an ice storm while driving, the absolute best action to take is to get off of the roads immediately – even the best and most experienced drivers have difficulty controlling vehicles in icy conditions, and the rate of car accidents skyrockets in winter weather. However, if you must be on the roads during an ice storm or when there is ice on the roads, remember to go slowly, avoid making sudden movements (such as sudden braking or steering) and give the vehicles in front of you lots of room. Avoid smaller, less-maintained roads and be even more careful when approaching particularly icy areas such as bridges, overpasses, or segments of road that are shaded by trees.
Jill S. Bollwerk
Helping St. Louis area residents with personal injury, workers' compensation & insurance appeals/disputes.