Be mindful of fall driving conditions

October 8th, 2012 by

Many of us consider winter to be the most dangerous driving season, but it’s important to be mindful of hazardous road conditions at other times of the year, as well.

This fall, we urge you to consider the following safety tips:

  • Watch out for patches of leaves, which can trap water and create slick surfaces. If you have to stop suddenly, you could find yourself in trouble.
  • After a long, hot summer, the first couple of frosts can present driving difficulties, as well. Keep in mind that freezing and near-freezing temperatures can cause moisture on bridges and overpasses to freeze.
  • Rain, fog, sleet and light dustings of snow tend to appear in the fall, as well. Drive slowly, and make sure there is plenty of space between you and the car in front of you.
  • Daylight Saving Time can interfere with your morning and evening commute, too. This year clocks “fall back” on Nov. 4. 
  • As we move into winter, many drivers in northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio will drive to and from work in the dark. With diminished visibility, it’s important to slow down.
  • Finally, make sure your headlights, tail lights and turn signals are all in working order. If not, feel free to schedule a service appointment with us. We’d be glad to fix you right up.
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