As a Michigan resident, you know that the fall season will bring a variety of weather conditions to the area. While taking in the natural beauty of fall, it’s critical to keep your safety in mind at all times. This is particularly true when driving.
Here are four of the top dangers associated with fall driving:
- Rain: The fall months are often quite rainy, which makes it more dangerous to drive. When the rain begins to fall, slow down, turn your headlights on to ensure that you reach your destination safely.
- Back-to-school traffic: Not only does this mean additional vehicles on the road, but you must also contend with children in close proximity to the roads.
- Deer: It’s difficult to avoid run-ins with wildlife, as you never know when an animal will leap out in front of your vehicle. Deer, in particular, are extremely active during the fall months.
- Leaves: Leaves have the potential to become matted to the roads in wet conditions. If you hit wet leaves at a high rate of speed, there’s a chance you could lose control of your vehicle.
Awareness of these risks of fall driving can help keep you safer. However, don’t expect every driver to take extra care during the fall months.
If you’re injured in a car accident, seek immediate medical attention and work with your doctor to devise a plan for making a fast and full recovery. As time allows, you may also want to file an insurance claim and determine how to best obtain compensation for your injuries and other damages.