Winter driving always involves lots of accidents every year. Drivers have to be more alert while driving. Accidents effect lives, money, insurance, and cars.
“I was driving on Rosedale Avenue, the speed limit is 50mph. I was going 40mph, there was a driveway connected to the road. An Old guy backed out and I hit him going 40mph. I totaled my car and bent his truck frame,” said senior Joel Morehouse.
There are a lot of things you can do to prevent accidents in the winter. Gently hit your brakes to avoid sliding, keep your windshield clean so you have clear vision, drive a little slower than normal speed limit, be a more defensive driver, or do not use cruise control on icy roads. It’s good to have a “survival kit” in your car, just in case you get stuck somewhere out in the cold. High energy food (hard candy, unsalted nuts), flashlight, batteries, blankets, ice scraper, ect.
People usually hate winter driving because it’s slow and often times holds things up. It makes drivers impatient and makes trips longer than usual. Some people like winter driving because they think it’s an adventure.
“I love driving in winter because sliding around and stuff keeps you on your toes. It’s always an adventure,” said senior Nick Ingerson.
If you’re driving you need to slow down and be patient, which is sometimes hard to do. Use caution while driving and stay alert.Winter driving isn’t fun and most people don’t want to do it.
“I’m so glad I don’t drive in the winter because I see people wrecked and don’t want to be them,” said senior Hannah Perunovich