Signs You Might Want to Stay Home from Work

ELI5: Negligence

Hits: 3

It’s commonly theorized that Utah experiences an increase in speeding tickets during the summer months because the roads are in an ideal condition. Because of this, some drivers feel emboldened to drive at speeds over a hundred miles per hour. However, once the snow is falling, it’s a different story. In order to keep Utah’s roads safe, we need to take a different approach to driving in the winter.


Slow down; slow way the heck down. If the weather outside is frightful, and you’ve gotta leave that delightful fireside, make sure to slow down. This is especially true if the roads haven’t been plowed. Even if you’re in a huge truck with chains and special winter tires, not everyone has that luxury. In fact, road conditions can easily cause someone to drift into your lane. People may be traveling in from out of town and they may not realize just how dangerous the roads are. They may be unfamiliar with how to drive in the snow if they’re from a place that doesn’t see as much snow as Utah. Even if you and your car can handle the snow, it’s still a good idea to slow down. This gives you plenty of time to correct for drivers who don’t know how to drive in the snow or are unprepared to do so.


Let’s say that you realize that you don’t have the tires, gear, or snow-driving practice to keep up with the other drivers in the fast lane. If this is the case, for the love of all that is good, please remove your vehicle from the fast lane. If you are in the left lane, and you are not following the flow of traffic, you could be posing a serious danger to the other drivers around you. If you are driving with your hazards on, or you need to drive slower, you need to be in the far right lane.

Also, remember, that the far left lane is not the fast lane. It’s the passing lane—for passing. 

If you’re using the passing lane, make sure that you can actually pass safely. Your ability to pass other vehicles is likely somewhat compromised during a snowstorm.


Not everyone can stop on a dime, even when the roads are in perfect condition. When the roads are in an icy, snowy way, it’s more difficult for cars to stop. Also, not all cars are equipped for winter weather. In fact, some drivers may need new tires, new windshield wipers, or new brake pads. Don’t count on others to have the ability to make corrections in time if you cut them off. Even if you aren’t found to be at fault after someone cuts you off, your car still could be wrecked and this is especially true if you’re going at high speeds. Also, since the roads aren’t always in an ideal condition, this could cause a pile up if the person behind the person who cut you off couldn’t stop in time.


Make sure the weather is clear before you head out. This is especially important if you work far away from your home. If you know that there is a winter storm warning, winter weather advisory, or winter storm watch, it’s important to be careful when driving, especially if you’re driving long distances. If at all possible, it may be best to work from home on days where such warnings are in place. If you do not have the opportunity to work from home, or take time off, it may be a good idea to get an early start. You do not want to be in a position where you’re trying to drive faster on dangerous roads in order to get to work on time.


Utah’s population is increasing, there are many new people who may not be equipped with the skills needed to drive in the winter. Though you may know what you’re doing, others may not. For this reason, it’s important to drive defensively. Make sure you’re driving at a speed that’s reasonable for the weather. If you’re approaching a red light, or a line of stopped cars, make sure you keep some extra distance between your car and the car in front of you. If another car pulls up behind you, you don’t want to be pushed into the car in front of you. You also don’t want to be following so close that if the car in front of you doesn’t leave enough space and crashes into the car in front of them, you end up hitting them too.


If you’ve been injured by a negligent driver, Moxie Law Group understands your frustration. It’s unfair to be the victim of another person’s negligence and be forced to pay the price of their negligence. At Moxie Law Group, we help the injured get the compensation they deserve. If you’ve been injured, and you need legal advice, contact Moxie Law Group today for a free consultation.

Six Ways to Stay Safe During Surgery

by | Jan 19, 2023 | blog,Medical Malpractice,Safety,Texas Law,Utah Law | 0 Comments

Tips from the best medical malpractice attorneys in Utah  Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional makes a mistake that injures a patient. But not...

Are Employers Responsible for What Their Employees Do?

by | Jan 10, 2023 | Premises Liability,Texas Law,Utah Law | 0 Comments

When injuries occur while at work, some wonder whether or not their employers can be held responsible for their injuries. Though a worker’s compensation claim will...

Five Safety Tips for Driving During a Storm

by | Jan 5, 2023 | Safety,Texas Law,Utah Law | 0 Comments

 Many states see an increase in reckless driving during the summer months because the roads offer the perfect driving conditions. However, the same cannot be said...

I’m Being Sued for a Car Accident. What Now?

by | Jan 3, 2023 | Auto Accidents,Car Accident,Safety,Texas Law,Utah Law | 0 Comments

Let’s say you’ve been in a car crash and it’s been determined that you’re the at-fault party. As if that isn’t stressful enough, you’ve just been informed that you’re...

Is that New Fad Diet a Liability?

by | Dec 29, 2022 | Educational,Empowerment,Product Liability,Safety,Texas Law,Utah Law | 0 Comments

New year, new you, new fad diet. We see them all the time but not every fitness plan is safe. In fact there are many people who are marketing a diet plan that could be...

Can You Be Sued for Shooting a Trespasser?

by | Dec 27, 2022 | Educational,Premises Liability,Texas Law,Utah Law | 0 Comments

If you’ve watched Home Alone, you’ve perhaps thought about taking the law into your own hands, vigilante style. Though Home Alone has a special place in the hearts of...

Protect Your Home (from Lawsuits) This Holiday

by | Dec 22, 2022 | Educational,Safety,Texas Law,Utah Law | 0 Comments

If you’re like most people, you get the warm and fuzzies when a joyful group of Christmas carollers show up at your doorstep to bring you a little holiday cheer....

ELI5: What’s a Lawsuit?

by | Dec 15, 2022 | blog,ELI5 - Explain like I'm 5,Texas Law,Utah Law | 0 Comments

A lot of people believe that lawsuits are magical proceedings that make one party filthy rich while bankrupting the other party. Thus, the announcement, “I’m suing!”...

Would We Take Harry and Marv’s Case?

by | Dec 15, 2022 | Texas Law,Utah Law | 0 Comments

Did you wonder about whether or not the burglars in Home Alone could sue Kevin McCallister for their injuries? When it comes to Christmas movies, few millennials and...