Chain accident in the capital due to the ice. Five cars collided last night on Tsarigradsko Shosse in the direction of Plovdiv. The incident happened shortly before 19.00. Our viewers sent us footage and wrote that the chain accident was most likely due to the slippery pavement and the lack of sanding.
“Ice significantly reduces traction, and when it’s low, it reduces the ability to stop quickly.
The bridges and viaducts have the most conditions for the so-called “Black ice – icing of the pavement, which drivers ignore or do not recognize,” said Rumen Dunev, automotive expert and former car racer. He urged us not to step on the brake pedal abruptly in such conditions.
The Sofia Municipality announced that they had treated the pavement with salt in time, but the problem was with the drivers who did not keep the required distance.