September 21, 2017

It’s that time of year again. School is back in full swing, pumpkins begin to line neighborhood streets and your favorite sweater finally makes its annual debut.

Yes, fall has arrived. With the holidays right around the corner and a plethora of events, parties, and festivals to attend, there is a certain sense of magic in the brisk autumn air. Yet, in the midst of transitioning seasons, this colorful time of year can also pose some serious risks for those on the road.

With frequent (and often-unpredictable) weather changes as travel season begins, it’s important to know the steps you can take to ensure safety when behind the wheel. That’s why we’ve gathered a few important reminders, provided by our friends at Esurance, to help you avoid weather-related accidents this fall.

A Few Common Fall Driving Dangers:

-Back to school traffic

-Rain

-Leaves

-Fog

-Frost

-Sun glare

-Deer & Wildlife

Fall Driving Tips:

-Watch your speed and always exercise caution around driving hazards

-Make sure you leave enough distance between cars in case of rain, fog, leaves in wet areas and at dusk and dawn

-Keep your headlights on low when driving in fog and rain to avoid creating a glare

-Be sure to clear any frost off of your windows before driving

-Approach traffic lights carefully in case of glare

-Do not use products that increase gloss to avoid potential glare

-Make sure your windshield is consistently clean

-Keep an eye out for wildlife, especially in the early morning and evening

-Make sure to keep your tires at the right pressure, as changes in temperature can cause your tires to expand and contract

 Information provided by Esurance. See the post here

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