Schwartzapfel, a personal injury lawyer with Schwartzapfel Truhowsky Marcus P.C., offers tips for safer driving on icy highways.
New York, NY (PRWEB) January 26, 2010 -- When rain falls or water collects on freezing roadways, motorists should beware of treacherous black ice, a New York personal injury attorney says.
“Black ice is as dangerous as it is difficult to see,” said Steven J. Schwartzapfel, of Schwartzapfel Truhowsky Marcus P.C., a New York personal injury law firm that represents people injured in car and truck accidents. “Ice can cause cars to spin out of control and cause serious and even deadly accidents.”
Black ice is a thin, nearly transparent patch of ice that can occur on frigid roadways. Black ice sometimes looks like wet pavement or shiny new asphalt. It can form after rain falls or water pools and freezes on roadways.
“So many drivers involved in traffic accidents say they never saw the ice that caused them to lose control,” Schwartzapfel said. “It’s best to stay off icy and snow-covered roads. If driving is absolutely necessary, drive slowly and allow extra time to reach your destination. Remember, you can’t slow down quickly on icy roads.”
Schwartzapfel also shared these winter driving tips:
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