When the weather turns from hot and sticky to cool and crisp, thousands of people take to the roads to appreciate the scenic beauty of the changing season. As Philadelphia car accident attorneys, we want everyone to drive safely and enjoy what nature has to offer.
Here are a few fall driving tips to help prevent an accident and keep you and your loved ones safe on the roadways.
Tip #1 – Be Aware of Leaves on the Road
We all know that during autumn leaves change color and fall – the sight is beautiful! However, when leaves pile up and get wet, they become extremely slick and can cause an extremely dangerous road hazard. They also limit your ability to see hazards such as potholes and are an inviting place for children to play. Keep an eye out for piles of leaves and drive slowly when approaching. Keep your windshield free of leaves to ensure you have a clear view of the road.
Tip #2 – Keep an Eye on Changing Weather Conditions
Fall is often a damp and wet season. When the temperature drops at night, frost can accumulate and make for slick roadways and sidewalks. When driving, be alert and drive slower, allowing yourself reaction time in the event you lose control of your vehicle. When foggy conditions persist, drive with low beams to focus light onto the lower part of the road.
Tip #3 – Plan for Less Hours of Daylight
Though it is dark outside earlier, children are often still outside playing and riding their bikes. It is important to keep aware for children, pedestrians and others when the sun goes down.
Tip #4 – Properly Maintain Your Vehicle
As for any season, a properly maintained vehicle can help prevent accidents and roadside dangers. Ensure your tires are properly inflated and not worn and your windshield is clear and wipers are in proper working conditions.
From everyone at Mednick, Mezyk & Kredo, we hope you enjoy this great season and drive safely. We’re here for you in the event that someone else did not. If you were injured in a Philadelphia car accident, call us today at 888-807-WORK (9675) for a free case evaluation.