Last year, Newport experienced record snow falls. During the winter season, many motorists consider driving a large truck or SUV equipped with the latest all-wheel drive systems to traverse the snow. However, some people just drive regular cars. Regardless of the vehicle, the parts of the vehicle that actually touches the payment, the tires, are often overlooked. Using winter tires can prevent car accidents and injuries, however, many people do not use them. This can lead to car accidents and injuries. If you were injured in a car accident contact a Newport, RI car accident lawyer.
How Do Winter Tires Prevent Car Accidents In Newport?
Winter tires are specially designed to perform better in cold temperatures and icy conditions. They do so because they are made with special rubber compounds that maintain their elasticity. As a result, they provide better grip in cold temperatures. Additionally, the tread patterns on winter tires are designed to channel away snow and water. Some winter tire tread patterns are specifically designed for ice. Also these tread patterns are more effective because they do not wear out as quickly since they are only used during the winter season. That is, winter tires are placed on a vehicle for a few months out of the year compared to all season tires that are used all year long. Lastly, over the years, extensive winter tire research and development has been completed to improve winter tire performance. The overall result is that winter tires significantly reduce braking distances and improve maneuvering in winter conditions.
Why Are Winter Tires Not Used?
Winter tires are not used because of cost, inconvenience and lack of knowledge. One reason why drivers do not use winter tires is the added expense of purchasing another set of tires. However, the added expense might be minimal because using winter tires extends the life of regular tires because they are used less. In any case, it is hard to place a price upon avoiding injury and losses in a car accident. Drivers also do not use winter tires because the inconvenience of storing them and taking them on and off the vehicle. However, most automotive service centers provide this service. Other drivers are simply not knowledgeable or aware about the benefits of using winter tires to drive safer and prevent car accidents.
Contact A Newport, RI Car Accident Lawyer
If you or someone you know has been injured a car accident, contact one of our experienced Newport car accident lawyers located at 1521 West Main Road, Middletown, RI 02842. You may be entitled to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering, among other losses. No fees are received unless you win your case. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, call us at 401-846-5449 or toll free at 1-800-992-6878. You may also fill out our contact form online.