Soon, the leaves will be changing colors and starting to fall to the ground. Eventually, the temperatures will drop and the weather conditions will begin to change. Animals start to breed and come out into the open. These are all changes that are experienced during the transition from summer to fall! The fall season is a beautiful time of year; however, it does come with its fair share of hazards. When you're out on the road during autumn, it's important that you use safe driving practices!
Wet leaves can be slippery!
Avoiding sudden braking.
Taking turns slowly.
Fall weather can be gray!
- Use your headlights and windshield wipers. Maximize visibility by lighting up your path and clearing your windshield.
- Do NOT use your hazard lights. Only turn on your flashers if you are pulled off to the side of the road or your car is disabled.
- Leave safe following distance. Don’t follow too closely behind a car. Leaving distance allows you to have more reaction time in case of sudden braking.
- Reduce your speed. Travel slowly in case traffic slows down, the roads are wet, or you do not have maximum visibility.
Watch out for animal crossings!
- Stop in the middle of the road. Other cars could crash into you.
- Jerk the steering wheel. This could cause you to lose control.
- Honk your horn. You could spook it and cause it to get hurt.
- Slow down.
Pull off of the road safely in the animal doesn’t move.
Flash your lights to get it to move.