Simple Fall Driving Safety Tips and Advice For the Season
This autumn, be aware of the unique hazards that the season change can bring, before the snow even begins to fall. Between back-to-school traffic and foggy, leaf-covered streets, the fall season brings its own dangers.
Here are some fall driving safety tips to keep in mind this year:
- Try to avoid roads that are covered in piles of leaves, mud, or fall rain puddles, which are likely to cause hydroplaning.
- Consider keeping a shovel in the back of your car, in case you ever need to clear a path of leaves.
- Familiarize yourself with local school bus schedules, so that you can keep a vigilant eye on the street when children are about.
- If you live in a foggy area, do not turn on your high beams. This actually only creates a glare, and fog is best combatted with low beams.
- In case of an emergency, keep a well-stocked, cold-weather emergency in your car. Be sure it includes a blanket!
Do you have any other driving safety tips that apply to fall? Let us know your ideas in the comments.