When the winter snow piles up in Utah, the accident numbers pile up too. Winter accidents are common on the highways and in the Utah backcountry, and snow accidents often require towing services of an experienced tow company.
Some accidents are caused by inexperience, but a surprising numbers of snow accidents that require towing in Utah are caused by just simply not paying attention. Every year, our drivers at Evans and Sons Auto and Vehicle Towing are kept extra busy because of the demand for towing services to pull Utah drivers out of snow-filled ditches and snowbanks after an accident or a slide.
We’re usually busy during a snowstorm, but a lot of drivers get caught by surprise after a snowstorm has passed. Snow-packed roads and icy conditions can look deceptively safe, and people are often lulled into driving faster than they should, especially under those tricky winter conditions.
And nighttime can be a super-busy time for us. This is when drivers can’t see as well, or when they may be a little tired and their reflexes aren’t as quick as they are during the day, During a big Utah snow dump, accident victims will call for towing all night, and into the wee hours of the morning.
While careful driving techniques go a long way to keep you safe on the road, unexpected weather or vehicle problems can still happen. Be sure you always have an emergency roadside kit with winter supplies, in your vehicle. If an emergency should develop on the road, having the right supplies while you wait for your tow truck to arrive, will keep you safer and a lot more comfortable.
A well-stocked emergency kit should include a cell phone and car charger; blankets; flashlight with extra batteries; a first-aid kit; drinking water; a small shovel; a sack of sand, cat litter or traction mats; windshield scraper and brush; battery booster cables; and emergency flares or reflectors.
However if, in spite of your best efforts, you find yourself in need of some expert towing help, remember that we offer 24-hour tow service. While many people are sleeping sound and warm in your beds, we’ll be awake, ready to provide towing services for all those slip-sliding cars and vehicles on our snow-filled Utah roads!