Many of our clients have been injured by others driving carelessly during the fall season when wet leaves cause dangerous road conditions. Because we care, here are five driving tips from The Bongiorno Law Firm to help keep you safe as there are many hazards during the fall season. Here’s five tips for safe driving:
- Fallen leaves present a hidden danger: Watch out for leaves on the road or on road lines that have become wet. They are extremely slippery and hazardous and can make your car skid out of control unexpectedly. Incredibly, dry leaves present just as big a concern as well. Your car’s catalytic converter (located on the bottom of your auto) gets very hot. Please, avoid parking your car near of over any dry leaf piles. Parking your vehicle over dry stacked leaves can cause a fire! Which, of course, can easily destroy your automobile.
- The end of daylight savings time: At this time of year, earlier sundown times mean reduced visibility on the roads. Especially as the timing of the street lamps and other road lighting has not completely updated. Use added care and adjust your driving habits to watch for pedestrians, cyclists and other vehicles who may be less visible. We want you to be safe because we care.
- Check your tire pressure: Frequent weather changes at this time of year can cause your tires to expand and contract. The expansion and contraction can cause them to lose air pressure. Driving with low air pressure on your tires not only lowers gas mileage, but it can also be dangerous on the road. Tires inflated below the manufacturer recommended air pressure overheat and can break apart, commonly know as a blowout.
- Avoid sun glare: The end of daylight savings time usher in a brighter morning and late afternoon glare from the sun. The glare can make driving awfully difficult as the reflection from car windows and hoods decrease visibility. Have a good pair of sunglasses on hand as a counter-measure. Nighttime driving can be difficult as well and not all that easy to avoid, we recommend anti-reflective coating to reduce glare.
- The wet conditions ahead are inevitable: Football is not the only thing that accompanies the Fall weather. You can be sure that with the onset of colder weather, there will be rain. Always ensure that your windshield wipers are in good working order. Slow down on wet roads and avoid abrupt actions with the steering wheel or brakes. In a particularly heavy downpour, you may want to pull off the road until it is safe to proceed.
A message from the Attorneys at The Bongiorno Law Firm BECAUSE WE CARE!