Navigating Through the Fog: Essential Safety Tips for Autumn Driving

Driving through the fog of autumn.

As we wave goodbye to summer and welcome the vibrant colors of fall, the changing season presents new challenges for drivers. At Fowler | Helsel | Vogt, your safety is our paramount concern. This November, we want to guide you through the fog with essential safety tips for autumn driving.

Beware of Slippery Roads

Fall brings wet leaves on the roadways, which can be as perilous as ice. When leaves pile up, they obscure traffic lines and other road markings. Slow down when you see leaf piles and avoid hard braking.

Be Cautious of Glare

The angle of the sun changes in the fall, leading to intense glare during morning and evening commutes. Keep a pair of polarized sunglasses in your car and use your car’s sun visor to block out the blinding light.

Watch Out for Deer

Autumn is deer mating season, which means they're more active, especially at dawn and dusk. Always scan the sides of the road for any sign of wildlife and reduce your speed in known deer-populated areas.

Prepare for Fog

Cool fall mornings often lead to foggy conditions. If you find yourself driving in fog, slow down, increase your following distance, and use your low-beam headlights or fog lights.

Check Your Tires

As temperatures drop, so does your tire pressure. Maintaining proper tire pressure ensures optimal handling and prevents tire wear or even blowouts. It's also a good time to check your tire tread; adequate tread depth is crucial for wet traction.

Stay Vigilant for Children

With the school year in full swing, there are more children on the streets. Be extra cautious in school zones, near parks, and residential areas.

Fresno Car Accident Lawyers

At Fowler | Helsel | Vogt, we believe that prevention is better than cure. By following these safety tips, you can ensure a safer driving experience this fall. However, should you find yourself in an unfortunate situation, don't hesitate to contact us. We are here to help guide you through the legal process if you are injured due to someone else's negligence.

Stay safe and enjoy the beauty of autumn!

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