As the New Year approaches, the weather continues to worsen causing more hazardous driving conditions. When operating any vehicle in snowy or wet conditions, it is imperative to drive responsibly in order to keep oneself and everyone else on the road safe. These winter conditions are notorious for causing horrible collisions, the worst involving large trucks. Operating a large motor vehicle, like a semi truck, is very difficult even in optimal weather and conditions. So, the safe driving challenge is greatly increased in winter conditions. Here are some key statistics regarding motor vehicles collisions during the winter months.
- Just under 25% of all motor vehicle crashes are a result of bad weather
- 17% of all collision fatalities are caused by these hazardous conditions
- Around 30% of these weather related crashes are due to snow or icy conditions