Winter in Wisconsin is full of blizzards, snow banks, and icy roads. These unfavorable travel conditions can create many car accidents throughout the winter months here in Wisconsin. Here are some tips from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for what to do in case you are in a car accident:
Pull over to the side of the road, making sure to use your signals to indicate your intentions. Be mindful of other vehicles at all times and pull over as far away from traffic as possible.
Make your vehicle visible to other motorists by turning on your hazard lights or using reflective triangles. It is also advised to raise your hood or tie something white to your antenna so law enforcement officials know you need help.
Make sure to record any damage to your vehicle by taking pictures or writing down what was damaged. Contact your Wisconsin auto insurance company as soon as possible to file a claim.
Use a cell phone to call for assistance, such as a tow truck company, law enforcement, or your insurance provider. Wait for help inside your vehicle. It is very unsafe to walk alongside the roadside especially during bad weather conditions, such as snowstorms.
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