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Unusual weather can impact drivers in southern states

Auto accidents change lives in an instant. As a result, people who had plans for their future might find they no longer have the options they once did. For example, a person who suffers a serious blow to the head might have a traumatic brain injury that affects their speech and coordination. Depending on the severity of the injury, they may never fully regain those abilities, hindering their ability to work, go to school or enjoy their life.

Auto accidents are particularly common in unusual weather conditions. Snow, for example, isn't common in South Carolina, but it has the potential to arrive in the state. A December 2018 report described a snowstorm that hit the area, which shows that it's possible for ice and snow to impact drivers.

What should you do if your area is hit with a snowstorm?

If you live in the south, the likelihood is that you're not familiar with driving in the snow. You may not have all-weather tires or snow tires on your vehicle. For this reason, it's a very good idea to stay off the roads or to make sure you go very slowly as you travel to your destination.

Remember that the city may not be prepared for snow, and salt on the roads may be placed too late to do much good. If the weather gets bad enough, it is your responsibility to be safe and that means pulling over to the side of the road or avoiding travel completely. Doing so could help save your life and prevent crashes.

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