Unfortunately for all of us, motor vehicle collisions are a very tragic reality of the world we live in. Almost 1.3 million people across the globe die in vehicle collisions each year, and an additional 50 million are injured or disabled. Unless things change, it is estimated that traffic collision injuries will become the 5th leading cause of death by 2030.
November 19th, or World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, commemorates those lost as well as their surviving families, friends and communities. It also provides an opportunity to contemplate how we might put an end to this epidemic. Traveling in inclement weather, particularly snow or ice-covered roads, requires preventative measures and safeguards. Here are 10 steps to take that will protect you on those slick roadways this winter.