The recent early blizzard to hit the east coast should remind all drivers that it is never too early to think about winter driving safety. Drivers unprepared for winter conditions could easily find themselves in car accidents. At the least, it means slowing down.
Police say that the rain and thunderstorms that moved through the area last weekend, which caused flooding and power outages, may have also played a role in causing a fatal accident in Maryland.
With winter storms pounding Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic region, many vehicles are on the road while carrying sheets of ice. Icy vehicles create a very real danger on the highways, especially when the ice on vehicles flies off and strikes vehicles to the rear. Accidents involving icy trucks are especially dangerous because the tops of trucks can form thick sheets of snow and ice that can come off in large chunks.