Ready or not, chilly temperatures and fall precipitation are rolling in. Set yourself up for safe autumn driving by making sure your vehicle is ready, knowing the risks of the season, and being prepared for precipitation.
The auto accident lawyers at Findlay Personal Injury Lawyers hope you take advantage of the tips that follow. We also understand that even responsible, prudent drivers can be involved in motor vehicle accidents. If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, contact us to find out if you are entitled to compensation.
The first step to safe fall driving is to assess your vehicle. Traction and visibility are particularly important to fall conditions, so make sure to check:
Between cooler temperatures, precipitation, and trees shedding leaves, fall road conditions can be hazardous. Take special care when you encounter:
Precipitation can cause visibility issues and reduce your ability to slow or steer your vehicle. Even if you are a capable driver in rainy and snowy conditions, remember to drive defensively, as many people aren’t aware of how rain and snow can affect their driving.
Whether it is raining or snowing, you can avoid accidents by keeping a greater following distance, driving slower, using your low beams or fog lights, and limiting travel during severe weather.
In addition to precipitation, other fall conditions can affect your ability to see the road, other drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians. If your visibility becomes compromised, do your best to get to a safe place until conditions improve.
Even if you are an expert driver in all seasons, it’s important to remember that you’re sharing the road with inexperienced, distracted, and reckless drivers. If you are injured in an auto accident this fall, you may be entitled to compensation.
Call 905-522-9799 for a free consultation with one of our experienced auto accident lawyers. We serve Brantford, Burlington, Hamilton, and the nearby areas of Ontario.
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