Top tips for autumn driving.
Key hazards to watch out for when driving this autumn.
Although winter is undoubtedly the most dangerous time of the year to be on the roads, autumn weather can also present a number of hazards to road users. There are numerous dangerous aspects you need to be on the lookout for when driving in autumn.
By taking the time to educate yourself on the most common autumn driving hazards you should be more aware of the potential dangers and be less likely to become involved in a road traffic collision. Here are our top driving hazards to be aware of when out on the roads this autumn.
Low sun: As the sun rises later each morning in autumn, the sun can often be positioned at exactly the wrong position when many motorists are on their way to work. When driving with low sun always ensure your windscreen is clean, you wear your sun glasses and drive at a slower speed.
Heavy rain: Throughout the autumn months you’re bound to find yourself on the roads during periods of heavy rain downfalls. Whether it is day or night you must use your headlights if visibility is greatly impaired and you should drive slowly through deep puddles to avoid aquaplaning.
Fog: Fog can be a big problem in the unpredictable autumn weather. When driving in fog always use dipped headlights and remember to leave a greater distance between you and the car in front.
Slippery leaves: As the trees prepare for the winter frost, the roads become littered with dead leaves. Although not dangerous when dry, fallen leaves can be extremely dangerous when wet so always keep your driveway clear and remember to give yourself a little extra stopping time. This can also lead to drains getting clogged up and result in pools of water and risk of aquaplaning.
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