As leaves begin to change and the temperature begins to drop, it is important to remind yourself of some safety tips for driving during the Fall months.
Avoid Leaf Piles and Breaking on Leaves
Leaves will begin to pile up on roads and streets. As you drive, do not break in a pile of leaves; wet leaves can be just as slippery as ice. You should also avoid leaf piles on residential streets. Many times, kids will play in these and you want to make sure there are no serious injuries.
Watch for Deer
Fall begins mating season for deer, meaning they will be out more during this time. Be extra careful when driving during this time and be sure to watch for deer if you drive by woods or common deer crossings.
Check Your Tire Pressure
Your tires can lose 1-2 pounds of pressure every 10-degree drop in temperature.
Have Sunglasses Ready
During the Fall, the sun lines up perfectly on east/west roads 15-45 minutes after sunrise and before sunset. This means the glare can be problematic for drivers during these times.