Every Minnesota driver is required to keep control of their car. They are also required to drive in a manner commensurate with the road conditions. I was thinking about this today as I watched a car speed through a intersection. While I wasn’t in the car to be sure, it seemed from observation that the driver seemed to believe that since they couldn’t properly stop without sliding, they were free to use that momentum to go right through a red light.
I was able, with a little less speed and applying the breaks earlier, to stop. A stop sign or a red light means the same thing in every season. I previously went over the list of items to think of when winter driving.
Let’s reiterate a couple:
1) Slow down
2) Think ahead
3) Stay home if you can not safely navigate the road conditions.
Winter driving requires a number of things, including watching out for what the other driver may not be doing right.
A founding partner with Bradshaw & Bryant, Mike Bryant has always fought to find justice for his clients—knowing that legal troubles, both personal injury and criminal, can be devastating for a family. Voted a Top 40 Personal Injury "Super Lawyer" multiple years, Mr. Bryant has also been voted one of the Top 100 Minnesota "Super Lawyers" four times.