Staying Safe on the Roads this Fall -- Are You Doing All You Can?
The children are back in school, the air is getting crisp and the leaves are changing. There’s nothing better than taking a relaxing drive to experience the beauty of autumn in Wisconsin.
If you choose to take the scenic route, please follow our fall driving tips to ensure your drive will be a safe one.
- Stay alert Fall brings shorter days. Shorter days can make visibility difficult. Turn on your headlights and check your surroundings frequently. Use extra caution in checking for pedestrians and cyclists.
- Beware of Falling Leaves
Slippery leaves can be just as much as a hazard as ice on the roads. If you see leaves on the road, slow down and proceed with caution. Braking suddenly can cause your car to slide. Drive slowly, stay in your lane and always keep a safe following distance.
- Keep Your Sunglasses Out Although the days are shorter, the sun is still out. At times like rush hour, the sun can be quite strong causing dangerous glares. Ensure that you always have a good pair of sunglasses handy.
- Watch for Deer Each year, there are over 1.2 million animal-related car accidents. October, November and December are the peak months for crashes, as it is deer mating season. Watch closely for actively roaming animals and remember that they often run in herds. Make sure to slow down in wooded areas. If a crash is unavoidable, don’t swerve. Brake firmly and hold onto the steering wheel with both hands.
- Prepare Your Car Before unpleasant weather begins, make sure your vehicle is in good condition. That includes checking your battery, lights, tire pressure, fluids, wipers and the HVAC system. Check your safety kit as well, to ensure that it's up to date.
It is impossible to guarantee safety on the road, but you can take steps to minimize risk. We hope that everyone enjoys the beautiful colors and fun that autumn has to offer in Wisconsin.
In the event that you suffer an injury, please contact Hupy and Abraham, S.C. for a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation at 800-800-5678 or start a live chat 24/7 at Hupy.com.