Fall driving tips
Autumn is right around the corner. As the seasons change, so do the hazards. This means you should start thinking about how to change your driving habits. Keep reading to learn more about what you should keep in mind while driving during the fall.
The fall time is breeding season for deer. They will be more active and near the road more often. Around dusk and dawn, keep an eye out for them or try to avoid driving during this time. A trick of the trade if you do drive at night is to watch for their eye reflections.
Once the leaves start to fall on the road, they can become hazards. One thing to keep in mind is to never do a hard break on them. Stopping on wet leaves can be as dangerous as stopping on ice. If you can safely, try to avoid any piles of leaves because they can be covering an object that could cause damage to your vehicle.
Now that school is back in session, you need to worry about kids running into the streets before or after school and new drivers on the road. When you are traveling, give yourself extra time to get to your destinations in case you pass a school zone.
The days are becoming shorter which means the sun might not be out by the time you leave work. Your eyes will need to adjust to the lack of light. This usually takes between 2 to 5 minutes before they start adjusting. Taking this time could save you a lot of hassle in the future.
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