Tips for Driving in Wintry Weather
Posted in Automobile on December 1, 2020
With the arrival of Ohio's first big winter storm, now is a good time to review tips for safe driving on snow and ice. Edmunds published an article with expert advice for staying in control of your vehicle during inclement weather. Stay Home The best tip is the most obvious. When faced with difficult...
4 tips to keep your teen driver safe in winter road conditions
Posted in Accident & Injury on December 8, 2016
Driving in winter weather is a dangerous challenge for even the most skilled motorists. While it may be tempting to take away your teen driver's keys at the first sign of snow, there will come a time when they will need to brave the winter roads. Wouldn’t you rather them be prepared? Follow these...
Winter Storm Hercules Brings Hazardous Driving Conditions
Posted in Accident & Injury on January 2, 2014
With over 100 million people in the Midwest and Northeast preparing for Winter Storm Hercules, we remember a deadly bus accident that occurred on the snowy roads of Pennsylvania. In 2011, a Martz Trailways bus swerved to avoid one disabled vehicle, but crashed into another car, killing a pedestrian. The bus then crossed back...
What to Do If You Get Stuck in the Snow
Posted in Accident & Injury on December 3, 2013
Winter is upon us and for much of the country, that means navigating treacherous roads. Before you head out, make sure you have a Winter Survival Kit stocked with the necessary supplies. Snow and ice, a collision, or even mechanical problems may cause you to become stuck in an inoperable vehicle. If you have...
Winter weather causes multiple accidents, closing I-90
Posted in Accident & Injury on January 24, 2013
By Arthur Elk Whiteout conditions and icy roads caused more than 22 accidents Wednesday afternoon on a 20-mile stretch of I-90 in Northeast Ohio. According to the Chardon post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, lanes in both directions were closed at State Route 44 in Concord Township. Hundreds of motorists were stranded for...
Which type of vehicle is best for winter weather?
Posted in Accident & Injury on January 4, 2013
Last month, Elk & Elk's poll question asked what kind of vehicle do you drive: front wheel drive, rear wheel drive, four wheel drive or all wheel drive? Fifty percent of respondents said their vehicles are four wheel drive. Another 25 percent said front wheel and 25 percent said rear wheel. Each type of...