Archive for September, 2009
For most of you, autumn brings cooler weather, beautiful foliage, and the beginning of the school year. With winter on the horizon, many drivers think that their daily commute is still far from getting stressful. However, many people don’t know that the fall driving season can be just as dangerous. Here are some tips to keep you and your family safe during the fall season.
- Remember that with the beautiful color of the leaves comes the large amount of leaves on roads. Wet leaves can in fact be just as slippery as ice. Worse yet, piles of leaves on the road can hide pot holes and other dangers.
- Fall is “Back to School” time. Be careful of students crossing streets and walking or riding bikes to and from school. In addition, school busses can stop frequently, so follow with care.
- Many roads in America travel east and west. With this said, the fall sun rises and sets from almost exactly east to west. That means motorists traveling east to work and west home will have to deal with the sun being in their sight line. Be sure to carry sunglasses.
- Cool autumn nights often come with a great deal of fog. The warm earth cooling at night will sometimes cause dense fog, so travel with care and make sure your low beams and fog lights work.
- For many, deer season can cause many accidents on the road ways. Be careful in poorly lit and desolate areas to avoid deer that may cross the street.