As the weather turns and the seasons change, we wanted to share three driving safety tips to help keep you safe that we gathered from various articles online.
- Prepare for More Driving in the Dark - Once the daylight savings time hits in the Fall, many people often find themselves driving I the dark both before and after work. As a result, ensure your vehicle lights are all operating at peak efficiency and, when setting out, allow your eyes several minutes to adjust to the lower light level.
- Beware of the Glare - Glare is actually much worse in the Fall and Winter months because the sun in lower in the sky. When the sun is low in the sky, it can create a blinding effect. There are several things you can do to manage glare that include having a quality window tint installed, keeping your windows clean and avoiding traveling near sunrise or sunset if possible.
- Pay Attention to the Road Surface - In many areas of the country, Fall is a time when damp weather and falling leaves go hand and hand. While the changing leaves are often beautiful to look at, they can create a hazard on the roadways. When you attempt to brake or steer on damp, fallen leaves, it can have a similar effect to your vehicle being on an icy roadway. As a result, it is always a good idea to add caution when driving on roadways covered with leaves.