Top Driving Tips for Fall 2020
With summer on its way out and autumn on its way back, it's a great time to start thinking about preparing your car for the upcoming season. Autumn should be when you start preparing for a little colder weather. Narrow mornings, fallen leaves and shorter days all affect driving. Use these tips to prepare you and your vehicle to drive in colder weather.
Watch out for children
Even with the increase in distance learning, you should still keep an eye on the child belt. This is usually the case when students return to school. Watch out for children walking to and from bus stops. Pay attention to school buses when picking up students and make sure to keep a safe distance from buses while driving. You should also watch out for young drivers and student drivers.
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Maintain your tires
When the weather cools down, tires tend to deflate. Now it is good to check your tire pressure to make sure it is where it should be. You should also consider switching to winter or all-weather tires. These tires are designed to operate in wet weather conditions to make driving in autumn and winter safer. If you have a problem with your car, bring it for maintenance before the weather gets duller.
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Keep an Eye on Animals
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, drivers are 3.5 times more likely to hit a deer in December than any other month! Watch out for deer, turkey and other animals in the fall and as we approach wine. They can walk on the road and become a risk of driving. Be careful at night when nocturnal animals come out as they are harder to see.
Darkness is a danger
Driving in the dark is much more dangerous than driving in light conditions. As the days continue to get shorter, be even more careful when driving. It is more difficult to see signs, sharp turns and dangers on the road. Reduce your speed and pay attention. If you have a teenage driver, you may want to consider a curfew to prevent dangerous driving conditions. of autumn are beautiful, but they are also dangerous. They can cover holes, make slippery driving conditions and get stuck in the windshield wipers. If you are driving over a particularly lush area, walk slowly. They are slippery and can hide bumps in the road. Clean the windshield wipers before getting in the car. And if you see piles of leaves on the side of the road, make mistakes on the side of caution. There may be children playing in the leaves.
Here are some quick tips in addition to the above:
- Carry an emergency kit in your car – you can not predict what will happen on the road.
- Keep your headlights ready.
- Rubber neck not – keep your eyes on the road, even if the alternating blades are fine.
- In summer time, go to bed early and spend some extra time getting to your destination. You and other drivers may suffer from sleep deprivation due to the time change.
This autumn you can enjoy the weather and everything that comes with it. But be sure to practice safe driving habits. Talk to your insurance agent to make sure your car has the right coverage to protect you, your family and others this season. You can also ask them any questions about car insurance – they are there to help!
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