We are getting to the time of year that icy roads are going to start happening. Welcome to the St. Louis area in winter! What do you do if you were to get into an accident on an icy road that causes damage to occur to your Dodge, Ram, Chrysler, or Jeep car, truck, or SUV? The solution is simple, you head to All Star Dodge Ram near St. Peters and let their Collision Repair Center handle all of your repairs! Their talented staff can get your vehicle repaired and back on the road quickly. Today we want to address a common myth about driving on icy roads.
Myth: I have a lot of experience driving in winter weather, I should be fine.
Truth: “The stats show that no one has the skill to drive at highway speeds on icy roads.”-icyroadsafety.com
A factor in many of the serious and fatal crashes is overconfidence in one’s abilities and/or equipment (traction control, antilock brakes, stability control, good tires). Some feel that they have sufficient experience in winter driving, and can therefore continue normally (at or above the speed limit). But a fishtail on ice that occurs at highway speeds is usually unrecoverable by even the most quick-witted and experienced drivers. Practicing slow-speed slides in parking lots is useless for what happens to a vehicle at highway speed. A person who enters a high-speed slide will quickly learn that it is something they can’t handle – but all too late.
Remember, no matter your level of experience driving in winter weather, it is never safe to drive on icy roads. Please be careful this weekend and through the rest of the winter months. However, should your vehicle be damaged, head to the Collision Repair Center at All Star.