Fall is often seen as a great season because it’s not too hot and not too cold, but there are dangers of driving in the fall which you might be unaware of.
Fall brings with it a myriad of great things like perfect weather, rainy days, comfortable sweaters, colorful foliage, and the baking of delicious apple pies. For drivers, however, it brings its own unique driving risks to the roads. Find out why fall driving is dangerous and the steps you can take towards driving safely.
Those autumn showers may be gloomily beautiful, but they also pose threats to drivers. Oil and water do not mix and will separate with oil on top because of water’s high density. When the roads get wet, it forces a layer of oil to sit atop the water creating a thin film of oil making the roads slippery. Be sure to leave plenty of room between you and the car in front of you when driving on these slick roads.
It’s back to school for children during the early fall. If you’ve enjoyed the calm morning commutes of summer, prepare yourself for more cars and school buses on the road. Be wary of pedestrians crossing the road as many children walk to and from school.
Leaves on the Road
While the changing of the leaves may make a popular Instagram picture, it could spell trouble for drivers. Fallen leaves can cover road lines and other important pavement markings. They can also fill potholes which can lead to some expensive repairs if you hit the pothole wrong.
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