With the atypical temperatures of the last few days, you may have forgotten what a Chicago winter is like in January. For over 70% of the United States, including Chicago, that means cold temperatures, snow and ice. Each year there are hundreds of winter weather-related accidents. Winter Storm Warnings, several inches of white snow and black ice are all reminders to drive at a slower speed as well as increase the distance between you and the car in front of you. Making sure the car is in good working condition helps as well to prevent weather-related accidents, including those resulting in serious injury or death.