Reasons to Drive safely in Autumn

There are a number of reasons that driving in Autumn can be unexpectedly more dangerous than in any other season. Weather conditions can be unpredictable and accidents can happen.

As summer becomes autumn, the glare from the sun in the morning and late afternoon can become troublesome for drivers and extra care needs to be taken to see oncoming vehicles or pedestrians. And although beautiful, autumn leaves falling from trees not only cover roads but hide potholes that unsuspecting motorists then hit. Also, when it rains these leaves become wet and increase the likelihood of skidding unexpectedly.

As schools go back and evenings get darker there’s more traffic on the roads and pedestrians to watch out for, not to mention busy farmers operating heavy machinery as they harvest their crops.

When driving at dusk on in the darkness there’s greater need to keep an eye out for wildlife crossing roads near woodland areas as they forage for food and migrate.

So, to avoid accidents that autumnal conditions can bring upon us, it’s advised that you:

  • Keep to speed limits and slow down where visibility is reduced.
  • Ensure the tread of your tyres is appropriate to help avoid slipping in wet conditions.
  • Remain a safe distance from the car in front of you.
  • Keep your windscreen clear and ensure your wipers don’t need replacing.
  • As the evenings get darker remember to use put your lights on to ensure you can see and be seen.

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