As you are probably aware, weather conditions in the Marietta, Kennesaw,
and surrounding areas are forecasted to take a turn for the worse overnight.
It began snowing in Marietta around 10:00 on Tuesday morning, but the
snow is not the anticipated problem. Beginning at 6:00 PM, temperatures
will drop and Cobb County roads will likely ice throughout the night.
Jones & Swanson has a list of safety tips for you to
keep in mind while driving in icy conditions such as these.
Obviously, the best method to stay safe is to stay indoors until weather
conditions improve. Unfortunately, this is not always an option for citizens
of Marietta and surrounding communities. Many of us must travel to and
from work, to pick up our children from school, and more. If you must
navigate icy Cobb County roads, follow these safety tips:
- Illuminate your headlights at all times so that other drivers can better see you.
- Buckle up! Seatbelts are important in all weather, but dangerous road conditions
should remind you to use safety restraints.
- Drive at half the speed you would on a normal day. Snow and ice are unpredictable
and oftentimes lead to slick roads and highways.
- Leave much more space between your vehicle and others than usual. It is
much more likely that your vehicle will skid upon braking in snowy and
icy conditions, so it is smart to avoid situations in which you must brake
suddenly to keep from impacting another car.
- Ensure that your headlights and windshield are clear so that you have the
highest visibility possible.
- Use extra caution when navigating bridges or overpasses because they usually
One common reason for automobile crashes in icy conditions is overconfidence.
Many drivers are overoptimistic in regards to their ability to navigate
in adverse weather conditions. Even if you have experience driving in
snow and ice, you should remain cautious and alter your normal driving
habits to respect the natural dangers of ice and snow. Should your negligent
driving practices cause an automobile crash in which others are injured,
you may be held responsible so use extra caution tonight and tomorrow
while traveling on Georgia roads.
If you or someone you know has been seriously injured in a crash in which
another driver was found to be at fault, you may be entitled to reparation
for medical bills, loss of income, and more. The injury attorneys at
Jones & Swanson are happy to answer any questions you may have free of charge, so call
(770) 427-5498 today.