Autumn is well under way, as are the shorter days and the capricious, gusty and often wet conditions it brings to much of the U.S. And even with the hope that we may be able to enjoy a few more warm days outdoors before winter takes over, there’s no denying or stopping the onslaught of colder weather.
Fallen leaves, driving rain, wet road surfaces, heavy winds and fewer daylight hours all contribute to more challenging driving conditions in the fall. To complicate matters, schools and universities have started up again, and summertime days off have come to an end, which can lead to more pedestrians, school buses and parents on the roads and certain times than during the summer. Depending on where you live, migrating animals such as deer and elk can also be reckless pedestrians when you least expect it.
That’s why every responsible driver should be prepared for autumn driving. To make it easier for you, we’ve made a list of some things to be aware of when you’re on the road in fall.
Don’t let accidents spoil all that autumn has to offer. Be alert to changing driving conditions so you can cruise through fall to a safe and sound holiday season.