Fall can be a beautiful time of the year. Pumpkin picking, leaf collecting, or hay rides, we all love to enjoy the Fall. In Kentucky, we are lucky to have many beautiful places to travel and enjoy the color site of changing colors. Whether on the back-country roads or your home street, keeping a look out for heavy leaf coverage is important.
Stay safe on the road this season with these safe driving tips:
Use your rain smarts.
Rain increases in many areas during the fall. When it’s raining, be sure to maintain a safe distance from the car in front of you, as the wet roads may be more slippery than usual, and you may be at higher risk of hydroplaning. Also remember, if your wipers are on, your lights should be on.
Don’t brake on leaves.
Wet leaves can be as slippery as ice, especially if it’s been raining. Drive slowly through them and avoid hard braking. Leaves may obscure lane lines and other road markers, so pay attention to the edge of the road.
Avoid sun glare.
Now that we’ve passed the autumnal equinox the sunrise and sunset can make for more difficult driving due to sun glare. The sun perfectly aligns with east/west roadways during this time. Grab a good
Be careful on bridges.
As the temperature begins to drop, morning frost can leave icy patches on bridges, overpasses and shaded spots on the road. Slow down.
And the last, and very important tip:
Watch out for deer.
Fall marks the beginning of deer breeding season and they will be more active in areas near the road. Especially keep aware is during sunset and sunrise as that is when the deer are more active. If you see one deer, double check for more because they tend to band together.
Enjoy the beauty in the Fall colors and be safe on the road.