Winter is always a bit of a gamble when it comes to weather. As an example, right now it is 53ºF outside, while yesterday it was down below freezing. There’s an old joke about how if you don’t like the weather, you can wait a few minutes and it will change. Most jokes are funny because there is a kernel of truth to them and this one is definitely no exception. The temperature is only one part of the weather, however, and although it can be dangerous, it isn’t always the most difficult factor to contend with. When you’re driving, snow and ice is often much worse to deal with.
If you are someone who spends a lot of time in the car, you know how difficult it can be to drive in the snow. You have limited visibility, your speed needs to decrease drastically, and you often have to contend with other drivers who aren’t being as responsible as they should be. Pair any or all of these issues with slick roads and low traction, and you have an absolute recipe for disaster. It may seem like a breeze, but driving in the snow is one of the most difficult things you need to do, and North Carolina doesn’t get that much practice at it.
When it’s snowing, there is no one way to do everything correctly. This is partly because there are so many different kinds of snow. You may have a light snow which makes everything slippery or you may have a heavy, wet snow which makes it nearly impossible to see and even worse to drive in. Both of these types of snow present their own challenges, and you need to be careful and know when to pull into a parking lot and wait for the plow to come through.
If you were in an accident that happened due to snow, give us a call. Here at Wirth Chiropractic, we see all kinds of crashes that happen for all different reasons. We know how frightening and frustrating these situations can be, but we have tailored our entire practice towards helping people who were in car accidents. It’s important that you get medical attention after a crash and having a place to go for legal problems related to the accident is important as well. If you had a rain related collision, give us a call today. You may be amazed at how much of a difference we can make!