Fall Driving Tips
Watch Out for Deer.
Deer can be a major hazard to unaware drivers, especially those driving at night. The woodland creatures have a habit of darting into the road unexpectedly and often freeze when they see headlights. The last thing any parents wants to do is “hurt Bambi” with children in the car.
You can avoid hitting a deer by keeping your eyes open and using your high beams to spot any deer in the distance. Leave a little more room between your car and the deer, just in case the deer leaps into the road.
Beware of Fog.
Cool fall mornings tend to draw in a thick layer of fog. Unfortunately, fog has a habit of lingering until you’re already at work or school.
Take extra precautions when driving through fog by slowing down and leaving a generous amount of distance between yourself and the car ahead. Always make sure you have plenty of time to stop.
Steer Clear of Sun Glare.
The 2017 Eclipse may have passed, but sun glare is still a very real danger. Driving toward the sun can be blinding and hinder your ability to see other cars, traffic lights, and pedestrians.
Wear sunglasses and avoid driving toward the sun whenever possible.