This time of the year brings beautiful views of the leaves turning colors, fall festivals, and crisp temperatures. It also can bring a lot of driving hazards on the road. We want to remind you of some of those hazards, sun glare, wet leaves, fog and frost, just to name a few.
As the leaves begin to fall, wet leaves create a very slippery surface on the road, just like ice. Wet leaves can also obscure traffic lines and other pavement markings. You should slow down and use extra caution on leaf-covered roadways.
Fall Roadway Hazards Include Deer
- Slow down and use caution, particularly where deer crossing signs are posted and increase following distance between vehicles;
- Make young drivers aware of increased deer movement;
- Be especially watchful during morning and evening hours when wildlife is most active;
- Exercise caution when one deer crosses a roadway. Since deer often travel in small herds, one deer will usually be followed by others;
- Always wear your seat belt;
- Never drive impaired; and
- Turn on your headlights if your wipers are on — it’s the law.