STATEN ISLAND, NY – According to Silive.com, delays were reported in both directions on the Staten Island Expressway. The weather led to the delays with fog and light rainfall taking place during rush hour.
There were crashes near the Goethals Bridge in the lanes traveling in both directions.
An overturned tractor-trailer caused delays on the New Jersey Turnpike.
The wet roads led to the MTA warning drivers to travel more slowly on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.
Weather can make roadways treacherous for drivers. Fog and rain can reduce visibility, precipitation can make for slick roads, and snow and ice can create many driving hazards. In extremely bad weather, it is important to avoid driving if at all possible. However, it is often the case that people will have to drive in less than ideal weather conditions. When driving in bad weather, it is important to slow down. Slowing the speed of a vehicle is extremely important for reducing the likelihood of a crash, and the severity of a collision. It is important to remember that speed limits are not created with poor driving conditions in mind but are designed to represent the maximum speed on a day when the roads are safe and dry. Bad weather frequently means traveling below the speed limit.
When winter weather hits, it is best to stay on roads that are plowed and salted. Salt reduces the chances of sliding on ice and causing a car crash.
It is important to remember that while weather can make roads more challenging to drive on, most car accidents take place because of human mistakes, and not because of the weather. Paying attention will reduce the chances of getting into a crash.
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