FDOT Releases Winter Driving Tips to Avoid Marianna Truck Accidents
The Jackson County Floridan reported that the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) released tips to help drivers avoid Marianna truck accidents this winter. The state is expecting possible ice and snow this season, and truck accidents are a common occurrence when truck drivers are not vigilant behind the wheel in adverse weather. FDOT has sand-spreader trucks stationed throughout the state ready to go in case roads are made hazardous due to ice. The department made a list of tips for Florida drivers to stay safe on the roads this season, including:
- Drive slower than normal. When the weather creates hazardous roads or limited visibility, it is important to reduce your speed in order to avoid accidents.
- Leave yourself proper room to stop. Large commercial trucks often need more space to come to a complete stop than other passenger vehicles. When there is adverse weather, truck drivers should leave even larger spaces between themselves and other vehicles to ensure they have proper room to stop in case of traffic changes.
- Avoid common hazardous roadways. If the roads are icy, avoid overpasses, bridges and other spots more likely to accumulate ice.
- Check your tire pressure. Truck drivers are required to do pre-trip inspections, and it is important to ensure your tires are properly inflated to stay in control on icy roads.
- Avoid slamming on your brakes. When roads are slippery, sudden braking can lead to skids, which can cause large commercial trucks to overturn or jackknife. These maneuvers can cause serious accidents on Florida roads.
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