Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C.
Book Now

Denver (303) 395-4773 Broomfield (303) 872-8919

Breckenridge (970) 285-3077 Toll-Free (800) 746-3560

Denver (303) 395-4773 Toll-Free (800) 746-3560

Leaders in Litigation

The dangers of driving while you are too cold

It is pivotal to be mindful of any factor that could make an accident more likely, even if it does not seem likely. People realize the dangers that come with driving after taking certain types of prescription medication or drinking alcohol, but some people fail to realize that it may be dangerous to drive in other instances. For example, someone who is extremely cold may have a more difficult time behind the wheel and this could be dangerous. In many cities across the country, this is especially worrisome during the winter.

There are all sorts of reasons why someone may find themselves driving even though they are extremely cold (or borderline hypothermic, in some cases). Someone may have to work outside, which could cause them to be very cold (especially if they do not have sufficient winter gear). It is also important to point out that someone may be driving in an older vehicle that does not have good heating, or the heater in their car may be broken altogether.

When someone tries to drive while they are extremely cold, they may struggle to grip the steering wheel. Aside from shaky hands, they could also be jittery, and their mental focus may be diverted from the road as a result of their discomfort. Unfortunately, whenever someone drives even though they should not be on the road, they can put many lives in danger. If you were struck by a driver who may have been too cold or should not have been on the road for another reason, going to court may be required.

Email us your case details

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Westminster Office
8704 Yates Drive
Westminster, CO 80031

Toll Free: 800-746-3560
Phone: 303-451-0300
Map & Directions

Denver Office
1660 Lincoln Street
Suite 2000
Denver, CO 80264

Toll Free: 800-746-3560
Phone: 303-395-4773
Denver Law Office Map

Breckenridge Office
106 North French Street
Suite 230
Breckenridge, CO 80424

Toll Free: 800-746-3560
Phone: 970-285-3077
Breckenridge Law Office Map

Privacy Policy | Business Development Solutions by FindLaw, part of Thomson Reuters.