What are the dangers in winter weather driving in Virginia? | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

Although Virginia’s winters may be considered mild compared to other parts of the country, we still get our fair share of freezing temperatures, ice, and snow. These conditions can make for some white-knuckle driving, especially when drivers do not make the necessary adjustments to how they are driving when the weather is bad. Black ice is particularly dangerous – and far too common – on the state’s roads during the winter months.

The milder winters can actually present more dangers when the weather does turn bad because many motorists are unprepared for the bad weather. For example, since Virginia doesn’t get much snowfall, most vehicles do not have snow tires on them. This means on the occasions when it does snow, driving can be treacherous.