3 dangers to watch for when driving in the fall

On Behalf of | Sep 28, 2022 | Car accidents |

Leaves are turning orange and falling from the trees, stores are stocking up on Halloween costumes and Christmas decorations and people are pulling out their jackets, boots and sweaters: These are all signs that fall is finally here.

Does it ever feel like people forget how to drive once it’s fall? That’s because people often overlook the dangers of driving once the season changes. Here’s what you may need to watch out for:

Wet leaves on the road

It’s raining a lot more and the roads are covered in leaves – the perfect combination for a car crash. Your tires may have a harder time keeping traction on wet leaves. You may need to watch out for large patches of leaves that could cause your car to skid or drift.

Underinflated tires

Speaking of your tires, when was the last time you checked your tread? Many people went on long road trips during the summer causing their tire treads to wear down. It may be time to replace your tires to reduce slippage on the road.

It’s getting darker earlier

It’s getting darker out a lot quicker now that it’s fall and many people are returning home just as the sun sets. Driving in the dark can make it harder for drivers to spot other cars. Even if you have your headlights on, other cars may not, causing the chances of a car crash to increase. 

If you were recently in a car accident, you may need to reach out for legal help when looking to recover from your injuries and losses.