STATEN ISLAND, NY- Silive.com writes that a crash took place on the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge during rush hour. The MTA reported that the crash blocked the HOV lane. The roads and ramps were reportedly icy as a result of recent winter weather.
Winter weather can cause a variety of hazards to drivers on the road. Snow can lower visibility and make roads slick and sometimes ice forms on roadways and is invisible. Slick roads can cause cars to spin out and lose control.
In really bad driving conditions, it is best to avoid driving altogether. However, many people will have to drive during winter weather events making it necessary to at least take precautions.
When people find themselves on the road in bad weather, the most important thing is to drive slowly. It is often necessary to drive fa slower than the posted speed limit. Speed limits are meant to be the maximum speed for ideal driving conditions.
It is also important for drivers to keep space between their vehicle and other vehicles on the road. Following a vehicle too closely on a slick road can result in a collision.
Drivers should remember to give space to snow plows and salt trucks. When snow is heavy, and roads are icy, these vehicles are the best way to make the roads safer for everyone. However, the drivers are working in difficult driving conditions with plenty of obstacles and are often working long hours. It is important for drivers to be mindful of the snow removal services and give space to these vehicles.
While weather can make driving more difficult, more crashes are ultimately the result of driver errors.
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