When the leaves turn red, orange, and yellow, you know it’s the season of autumn. Just be careful on the road.
Fall means many wonderful things: sweater season, baking apple and pumpkin pies, and nature seem to paint themselves for our very eyes as shades of yellow and red parade themselves across almost every tree in sight. For drivers, fall can also bring unique dangers to the roads. Find out what makes autumn so dangerous and what you can do to keep yourself safe.
The rain of the new season can be particularly dangerous as leaves clog up sewers and can cause flooding streets.
Fall is back to school for children, which means more cars and buses on the roads in the mornings and at around 3:00 PM. Drivers need to look out for students walking to and from school and also pay attention to school buses when they stop, and the stop sign unfolds from its left side.
The fall is perfect for foggy conditions as the cold surface of the Earth cools the moist air above it. This moisture condenses into microscopic water droplets that are suspended right above the surface. It can obfuscate your vision and the vision of others, so be sure to turn on your headlights so other drivers can see you.
As temperatures fall, the fog can freeze and fall to the ground which could leave the roads slipperier than anticipated. Be sure to go the speed limit.
Don’t fall victim to autumn driving conditions. With these tips in mind, you can decrease your chances of getting into an accident. Get the best premiums and protection on your auto insurance to suit your needs and budget at Scavone Insurance Center. Located in White Plains, New York, contact us today for a quote!