Winter weather contributes to many car accidents this time of year. Because snow and ice make driving more dangerous, there are special rules of the road for driving in snow and ice.
In addition to obeying the speed limit and all traffic signals, drivers are required to travel at a safe speed for the road conditions. This rule often requires drivers to travel well below the stated speed limit. A good rule of thumb is that the driver must go slow enough to be able to stop suddenly if the car in front of them comes to a halt or if the traffic light turns red. In heavy snow or icy conditions, this rule requires drivers to drive very slowly, even on major roads. If a driver is traveling too fast and slides into the back of stopped vehicle or skids through an icy intersection causing a collision, that driver is responsible.
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