Don’t think for a second that once springtime hits, you’re in the clear in terms of dangerous driving conditions. Though it might not be very common, a snowstorm, flurry or blizzard can strike at any moment in the spring — especially if you’re located in the mountainous regions of Georgia. There’s also the fact that weather is more unpredictable than ever these days — we just don’t know when severe weather conditions will strike.

If you want to prevent a serious accident or injury this springtime, make sure you follow these important driving tips. They could save your life or a loved one’s life.

Careful of potholes

As the winter weather leaves, we often find it leaves behind potholes, as the rough weather can do damage to the roads. It takes some time for road crews to fix these potholes, so in the meantime, you have to keep an eye out for them.

Drive slower when the roads are wet

Slick and wet roads can be even slicker when they’re covered in grease and grime. Be attentive and careful even when it’s only raining mildly.

Watch out for motorcyclists, cyclists, animals and pedestrians

With sunnier, warmer weather, all of the above will be crowding Georgia’s roads. Keep your eyes peeled to avoid an accident with a biker, pedestrian or animal.

Were you hurt by a reckless, unlawful, distracted or negligent driver in Georgia? You might want to investigate the potential strengths and weaknesses of filing a lawsuit to recoup the costs of your medical care and other damages. Different laws may come into play depending on the unique circumstances of your accident and injuries, so make sure you study up on all the Georgia personal injury laws that could apply to your situation.

Source: RoadLoans, “Safety Tips for Spring Driving,” accessed April 26, 2018