Sleet

Ice pellets are a form of precipitation consisting of small, translucent balls of ice. Ice pellets are smaller than hailstones which form in thunderstorms rather than in winter, and are different from graupel ("soft hail") which is made of frosty white rime, and from a mixture of rain and snow which is a slushy liquid or semisolid. Ice pellets often bounce when they hit the ground or other solid objects, and make a higher-pitched "tap" when striking objects like jackets, windshields, and dried leaves, compared to the dull splat of liquid raindrops. Pellets generally do not freeze into a solid mass unless mixed with freezing rain.
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  • What Causes Truck Drivers to Lose Control and Crash?

    … of their trucks. When you’re behind the wheel, pay careful attention to truckers’ huge no zones—if you’re in one, a truck driver simply may not see you. When a big rig is turning, changing lanes, or backing up, those blind spots can become even more dangerous. Remember that an 18-wheeler’s right side blind spot is significantly larger than the blind…

    Gabriel Levin/ levininjuryfirm.com- 19 readers -
  • Illinois Truck Crash Fatalities

    … weather conditions including rain, high winds, snow, sleet, hail, and fog throughout the year Equipment failures Negligent hiring, retention, and training of drivers Call a Chicago Truck Accident Lawyer for Help If your spouse, child, or other family member was killed in a trucking accident, you should speak with the wrongful death attorneys…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 10 readers -
  • Driver Duties in Winter Weather

    … Weather conditions can severely impact travel and road safety by impairing a driver’s capabilities, vehicle performance, or infrastructure stability.1 For instance, precipitation such as rain, sleet, or snow can result in decreased visibility distance, pavement friction problems, lane obstructions, delayed travel time, inadequate speed limits…

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  • Driver duties in winter weather

    … Weather conditions can severely impact travel and road safety by impairing a driver’s capabilities, vehicle performance, or infrastructure stability.1 For instance, precipitation such as rain, sleet, or snow can result in decreased visibility distance, pavement friction problems, lane obstructions, delayed travel time, inadequate speed limits…

    Bruning Legal- 33 readers -
  • Increased Danger for Truck Accidents During Winter

    …. The following are only a few examples of reasons why there may be a higher number of commercial truck accidents during this time. Winter weather conditions – Snow, ice, and sleet are, unfortunately, a huge part of the winter in and around Philadelphia. Every driver should know that these types of adverse weather can cause dangerous road conditions…

    Gabriel Levin/ levininjuryfirm.com- 13 readers -
  • Holiday Auto Accidents

    …. The holiday season is widely considered to be one of the most dangerous times to be on the roads or highways because of the statistical rise in collisions during this time. From Thanksgiving all the way through New Year’s Day, there is a heightened risk of being involved in an accident anytime you leave your home. Not only should you ensure that you drive…

    Gabriel Levin/ levininjuryfirm.com- 13 readers -
  • Issues with Crash Avoidance Technology

    … Auto manufacturers are constantly trying to come up with new systems and features to offer in their models to attract customers. Due to an increased concern about vehicle safety over the past couple of decades, manufacturers have specifically looked for ways to both protect motorists in the event of a crash and to try to prevent crashes from…

    Gabriel Levin/ levininjuryfirm.com- 11 readers -
  • 25 Crash Causes: Snow and Ice

    … Chicago is no stranger to snow days and ice storms. On average, 36.7 inches of fresh snow accumulates every year. Driving with wintry road conditions can be dangerous since snow, sleet, slush, and ice all tend to reduce both pavement friction and visibility. During these cold weather events, the rate of car accidents on freeways and local roads…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 31 readers -
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