This is a beautiful time of year to take a scenic drive, but it’s also a time of year for a few extra surprises on the road. Fall road hazards may not be as dramatic or dangerous as a mid-January winter storm, but here’s a couple to be on the lookout for in the meantime:
Fog and Rain
Autumn coincides with hurricane season, which means weird and unexpected weather patterns. Rain is one thing, so be prepared for it with new wiper blades. The other thing is fog, which comes heaviest in the morning. Don’t use your high beams to break through the cover; the light will only reflect off of the fog and make your visibility worse.
Fall is mating and migrating season for deer in North America. You’ll see a lot more of them on the roads, especially in wooded areas, so keep your eyes open and get your brakes checked.
There’s nothing wrong with sunshine, right? That’s usually correct, however when it’s glaring into your windshield and blinding your vision, it’s a really big problem. Always keep proper eye protection with you when you’re driving.
These fall road hazards might seem obvious, but you’d be amazed at how many accidents they cause every year. Be sure to get your vehicle checked out in our service department and keep yourself safe while behind the wheel this fall!