A caution from personal injury lawyer Ottawa David Hollingsworth
You may think spring is just around the corner here in Ottawa but you may have to wait a little longer. Don’t put your shovels and snow tires away yet. There is a storm system making its way towards Ottawa and is likely to hit us late tonight. Yes, that’s right…more snow. It should start tonight and continue tomorrow. It is expected that the Ottawa area will get at least 15 centimetres of snow, possibly more. I wanted to remind everyone to adjust their driving and be aware of the weather conditions. Driving in a snowstorm and heavy snow can be dangerous. As an Ottawa personal injury lawyer, I can tell you that there are far too many accidents that could potentially be avoided if all drivers followed some basic guidelines for winter driving.
If you are feeling unsafe, pullover and get assistance.
Slow down during inclement weather.
Make sure to clear your car off and that you have excellent visibility on the front , back and side windows.
Clear off the roof of your car, as sudden stops may send large amounts of snow down your windows and may affect your visibility. Clearing off your roof also ensures you aren’t putting others at risk with large pieces of ice and snow flying off your vehicle while driving.
Watch out for black ice.
We will undoubtedly be faced with difficult driving conditions tonight and tomorrow morning in Ottawa and surrounding areas. Please drive safely and take your time.
David Hollingsworth and his personal injury team are dedicated injury lawyers who are here to help through support and maximum compensation following an Ontario accident. We are from Ottawa and love Ottawa and want to keep our roads and city safe.