Spinning Out of Control
There are many things that can cause a driver to lose control of a vehicle. Regardless of the cause, though, one of the most dangerous potential consequences of losing control is being thrown into a spin. It can be extremely difficult to regain control of a spinning, car and the risk of hitting another vehicle or obstacle as you careen across lanes of traffic is high.
In order to drive more safely and keep control of your vehicle, it is helpful to know some of the things that can cause your car to spin out and some of the ways to actively avoid spins.
Causes of Spins
Anything that affects your car’s responsiveness or stability has the potential to throw your car into a dangerous spin. Some examples are:
- Tire blowouts
- Icy roads
- Road defects
Precautions for avoiding spins, even in the presence of the risks above, include:
- Controlling speed
- Properly inflating tires
- Avoiding over steering
- Avoiding hard braking
- Slowing down on wet roads
If your car does start to spin, avoid over compensating or slamming on your brakes, and gently steer into the spin.
If you have been involved in an accident in which your car entered a spin due to road defects or another driver’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. To explore your legal options, contact the Wisconsin car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874.