Safety Tips for Driving in Autumn

Safety Tips for Driving in Autumn

Autumn is a beautiful time of year. The leaves falling on the ground and the cooler temperatures seem to have a way of putting excitement in the air.  Unfortunately, though, autumn also brings some dangers for drivers.

In fact, driving in the fall can be quite dangerous, at least if you don’t know how to do it correctly and if you don’t have quality custom tires to keep you safe. Fortunately, we’ve got you covered on both counts!

#1 – Watch Out for Children

To start off with, most children start school in the fall, many of them for the first time. This means that they may not know the proper protocol for crossing roads, getting on and off the bus safely, and all of that. For this reason, when driving in autumn, be on the lookout for children who have wandered into the road.

Also, always stay alert and attentive. School buses make frequent stops, and you don’t want to illegally pass one or accidentally run into the back of one.

#2 – Be Careful About Leaves

Most lists of driving safety tips don’t include warnings about leaves. But, believe it or not, wet leaves are actually quite hazardous and slippery. And, of course, leaves are everywhere in autumn so you’ll want to be mindful when you see them on the road.

If you must drive through leaves, do so slowly and carefully, being sure not to do a “hard brake” at any point.

#3 – Keep An Eye Out for Deer

Finally, remember that autumn is primetime for deer! They come out to breed and will often dart in front of your car, which can lead to a wreck.

Keep your eyes open for deer to avoid hitting them. Furthermore, avoid driving at sunset and sunrise when possible since this is when these animals are most active.

Following these safety tips and getting a high quality set of custom tires is your best bet for staying safe as you drive this fall. To get great, safe tires for any season, contact us at Wakefield Auto, Truck & Van!