Slippery Leaves and Driving Safety

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wet leavesAutumn.  A very beautiful time of year when the air is crisp and the leaves are changing into beautiful palettes of orange, yellow and red; a very beautiful scene indeed!

These leaves that fall so beautifully on your lawn and make for hours of yard work can also challenge driving safety while out on the road, as can many other things that motorists should look out for as they hop into their vehicles during this crisp and cozy time of year.

Clear Your Canvas

A painter clears his canvas when he paints so that he can visually see what can be created before him, and a motorist should make sure that the windshield is clean and that anything limiting visibility is addressed.

Additionally, if the sun is shining in your eyes, take a moment to purchase a pair of sunglasses; I’m for sure you can find a pair lingering in your back seat from summer travels.

Creatures of the Wild

Yes, Bambi and his family are back, and as the fall months pass, he and other creatures are migrating and they don’t just come out after you see that cautioning yellow sign reminding you of them!

Drowsy Drivers

When the temperatures decrease we are more likely to turn on the heat in our vehicles, this can create a sense of coziness and mimic getting cozy on our Serta mattresses at home. Stay Alert! Do not get too comfortable while driving that you dose off.

Slick Roads

With leaves falling, as well as moisture on the road, be sure to take curves easy and pay attention to areas that have debris in the road that can pose for a dangerous slide in while operating your car. Often drivers are not cautious when turning approaching areas that have been dampened by rain or an precipitation.

Just in Case…

In the event that you are involved in an accident while on the road due to any of the aforementioned scenarios, please alert authorities, and record all of the important details for your records and claims purposes and send your agent any police reports as soon as possible.

Until next time…