Fall Driving Tips
Fall is a time of change and this can bring about uncertainty that can challenge many drivers. It is important to be aware of and prepare for these driving challenges during the fall season.
- Make adjustments for the light. Fewer hours of daylight make it more difficult to see pedestrians, cyclists and children playing in the late afternoon. Additionally, sunrise is later in the morning so drivers may need to adjust to the brighter sun at different times prior to moving the clock back.
- Don’t steer for deer. If a deer is in the middle of the road, don’t swerve. Severe steering makes your vehicle more likely to come into contact with other objects on the roadway. Be sure to brake firmly and hold onto the steering wheel with both hands.
- Watch for frost. Low nighttime temperatures cause frost on windshields and roads. Be sure to clear your windshield completely before driving. Also, slow down when approaching bridges and overpasses as these structures are more prone to collect frost on the roadway surface.
- Plan ahead for changing weather conditions. Keeping your car in good condition decreases your chance of being stranded in inclement weather. Also, be sure to have a first-aid kit, blanket or tarp, a working flashlight, a shovel and spare tire in your vehicle.
Tips for Driving in Good Weather:
- Use your visor to help block out the sun
- Make sure your windshield is clean inside and out
- Use your headlamps to help other drivers see you coming
- Use lane markings as a guide when its too bright to see
Tips for Driving in The Rain:
- Turn on your headlamps to help other drivers see you
- Slow down and leave room for stopping
- Avoid slamming on your braks to help prevent skids
- Don't drive through standing water or flooded roads
Tips for Driving in The Fog:
- Pull off the roadway if visibility is so limited that it is too dangerous to drive
- Use low-beam headlamps to see and help others see you
- Give yourself extra time to react. At least two additional seconds of following distance
- Use the road edge or painted road marking as a guide when you cannot see the road ahead
Tia Chisholm, HUB International TRANSPORTATION
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