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While we have had a few spring-like days here in the Upstate already, we all know that winter is far from over! In fact, we often see freezing temperatures well into the beginning of April! That being said, we’ve put together a few winter safety tips for these last couple of wintery months.
First and foremost, plan ahead! Especially if you’ve got somewhere to be in the early morning or after dark, make sure you give yourself plenty of time to reach your destination. You never know what road conditions may be like, especially if we’ve had some rain. Roads and bridges can easily freeze overnight causing increased driving risks. Take your time, be attentive, and avoid traveling during peak traffic times if you can.
Keeping up with the maintenance of your vehicles and your home is of the upmost importance during colder weather. You may have already done this at the beginning of the season, but it’s good to keep a check on things too. For your home, make sure you have winterized your pipes, inspected your roof, and have the necessary tools for potential storms and power outages. Inspect your brakes, tires and fluid levels on your vehicle and carry basic supplies inside your car in case of an emergency.
We’ve talked about driving and home safety, but what about keeping yourself safe? Wintery conditions can increase the risk of accidents on roadways and on the job. Slips and falls, muscle strains, and aches can all easily occur if you aren’t careful. Make sure you wear proper footwear for your environment and take shorter strides while you are walking.
Most of us are probably ready for the beautiful springtime weather that comes to the Carolinas every year. However, we’ve still got to be careful during these last few weeks of winter, even though it’s tempting to ease up on precaution because spring is around the corner. Stay safe and remain alert as we navigate the end of the season! Should an accident occur, call the Philpot Law Firm immediately!