In the winter, the comparatively mild conditions sometimes make it seem like you’re at less risk of getting in a Dallas car accident than is truly the case. In areas where the winters are severe and the snow is deep, just about everyone is a very experienced, competent and, above all other things, patient winter driver. In Dallas, winter weather is usually characterized by freezing rain and sometimes a bit of snow. Believe it or not, this presents some dangers that people in snowier climes don’t face quite as often.
In a very snowy area, drivers who start sliding out of control will oftentimes aim for the closest snow bank to stop themselves. It does damage, to be sure, but it’s a lot better than hitting a car, telephone pole or other unyielding surface. In climates such as Dallas, there may be enough snow on the road to make you lose control, but there’s certainly not a 6-foot snow bank anywhere to stop you from sliding. In some ways, milder climates present the same dangers with none of the benefits of having a roadway covered in soft, forgiving snow.