After a rain storm last weekend, an employee of Insurance Services of America was in an auto accident. We are grateful she didn’t suffer any major injuries, but it reminded me of how important it is to be more aware of inclement weather and driving conditions during the winter season.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 1,440,000 vehicle crashes each year are weather-related. About 40% of the weather related crashes are related to winter driving conditions.
Weather-related crashes are defined as those that occur in adverse weather (i.e., rain, sleet, snow, and/or fog) or on slick pavement (i.e., wet pavement, snowy/slushy pavement, or icy pavement). Over 70 percent of the nation’s roads are located in snowy regions, which receive more than Read More »