Stay Safe When Driving on Fall Roads!

Fall Driving Dangers

Take care on the roads this coming season.

Now that fall is here, we’re welcoming the changing leaves, cooler nights, and the festive season. While we’re enjoying the colors of autumn, motorists face a new set of challenges while driving on the highways. From fallen leaves to inclement weather, drivers should prepare for fall driving conditions.

The fall leaves create quite a picturesque landscape – but a dangerous driving one! Here are just a few of the hazards that you may experience in the fall:

  • The autumn leaves and drizzling rain create a slippery surface on the road. Take care when you’re driving in areas with lots of bare trees and always slow down if you come to debris in the middle of the road.
  • When it rains, the oil on the roads creates a slick surface. Be sure to leave enough space between you and the driver in front as your stopping distance may increase.
  • Autumn is the time when we change our clocks, which means that you may lose visibility sooner on the roads. Turn on your lights at dusk and dawn.
  • Ice is possible during the winter months. You may need to equip your vehicle with snow tires or chains. Furthermore, take care on the roads after it’s been raining and the temperatures have since dropped, as there may be black ice on the roads.
  • Fall is the time when deer mate, and that means you may run into Bambi on the road. Literally. Slow down during dusk and dawn, when the deer are most active, and always drive slowly on rural roads.
  • Before you head out on your autumn driving trip, give your car a tune up to properly prepare it for the season ahead.

Fortunately, when you’re involved in a disaster, your auto insurance can step in to help cover the finances. Now is the time to review your coverage to make sure that you’re protected for the season ahead!

To get the right car insurance for fall and beyond, contact the experts at American Premier Insurance today!