Fall Driving Tips in Wisconsin

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips & Tricks on Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 at 11:47 am
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7 Fall Driving Safety Tips

Fall is certainly one of the most beautiful times in Wisconsin but with the fall weather comes some additional road dangers and hazards. As we transition out of summer weather into fall weather, here are 7 fall driving safety tips. There are many new dangers that come out during the fall, including deer, school traffic, rain, leaves and much more. Be cautious and read these 7 fall driving safety tips to ensure that you and others on the road stay safe this fall season.  Be sure to check out our blog for other helpful tips & tricks

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Don’t brake on leaves: wet leaves can be as slippery as ice so drive slowly through them and avoid hard braking. Leaves may also obscure lane lines and other road markers so pay

attention to the edge of the road and the center line.

Avoid sun glare: on and near the autumnal equinox, the first 15 to 45 minutes after sunrise and before sunset can make for difficult driving due to sun glare. Make sure to have a good pair of
sunglasses and keep your windshield clean.

Use caution during rain: fall can bring rain so be sure to maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you, as the wet roads may be more slippery than usual. Use your low beams or fog lights in fog conditions.

Be careful on bridges: as the temperature drops, morning frost can leave icy patches on bridges, overpasses and shaded spots on the road. Slow down and use caution.

Adjust your eyes: in fall mornings and evenings become darker quicker, so when leaving home in the morning or leaving the office at night give your eyes time to adjust to the dark.

Watch out for deer: fall marks the beginning of deer breeding season and they will be more active in the area. Deer are also most active during sunset and sunrise so be extra cautious during those times.

Prepare your vehicle for the changing weather: check your tire pressure as tires lose 1 to 2 pounds of pressure for every 10 degree temperature drop. Also replace your windshield wipers for ultimate cleaning and to help reduce glare. Lastly adjust your headlights and make sure they are clean as clean headlights make for better visibility.

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Each season has its own set of dangers and hazards while driving. Be sure to understand the dangers of the fall season and the dangers that arise once the weather becomes cooler.

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7 Responses to “Fall Driving Tips in Wisconsin”

  1. Anthony Baxter says:

    The atmospheric condition of fall is entirely different from that of summer and winter. And the fact of the matter is, the vehicle demands different maintenance undertakings when the weather and road affairs change with the spell. Basically, in the fall season, the leaves get accumulated on the roadway. And the accumulation makes it difficult for a driver to see the bumps and potholes present on the thoroughfare. In other words, the risk of pothole damage increases in the fall season. Thus, apart from keeping pace with the car maintenance schedule, the driver should develop a good driving habit and follow some basic driving rules, in order to drive safely on the highway.

  2. Rosa Paula says:

    With the fall weather comes some additional road dangers & hazards. Here in this blog the author has shared some safety driving tips during fall month. Never apply brakes on the wet leaves because they are slippery as ice. We must drive slowly through them and avoid hard braking. We must maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front of us when there is rain during fall. We must avoid sun glare that means we should use sun glasses and keep the windshield clean while driving first 15-45 minutes after sunrise and before sunset. Lastly we must maintain the vehicle properly and if any defects found it must be repaired by a certified auto repair center and for this you may refer to:

  3. Caitlyn Page says:

    Really useful driving safety tips and I like your point to avoid hard braking on slippery surfaces to prevent any kinds of accidents. Apart from this, regular maintenance of the vehicle also essential to keep the vehicle in working order. The condition of different components of the vehicle needs to be inspected at a regular interval to identify and repair mechanical errors associated with such components.

  4. Deidra Monika says:

    Here the author has shared some safety tips for fall driving. During fall month, we shouldn’t drive on wet leaves and don’t apply brakes on wet leaves as these may be as slippery as ice. We should avoid sun glare and for this we must use sun glasses and keep the windshield clean. Lastly we must prepare our vehicle for the changing weather. We must check the tire pressure as this changes with changing weather. We should also replace the windshield wipers for proper visibility and to avoid sun glare. For this you may refer to:

  5. Fall is a time for hay rides, leaf peeping and pumpkin picking. It’s also a time when road and weather conditions make getting there a little tougher. Stay safe on the road this season with above smart driving tips. I have Peugeot 508 SW GT and in my Country fall months are from March to May when the temperature begins its steady climb towards the summer peaks.

  6. Alton Stone says:

    Colorful leaves are always pretty to look at. Unfortunately, that leaves on the thoroughfare can be risky and dangerous. Leaves are slippery. Driving an automobile on the slippery leaves is quite similar to driving the convertible on an icy street. As sunset and sunrise occur during the rush hours, both aspects produce a dangerous glare- which is not good for safe driving. Thus, prior to putting the pedal to the metal, make sure your speed machine is ready for fall season. In my opinion, you should hire a tactful car technician and perform all the maintenance measures so that you can get your vehicle ready for fall.

  7. These tips are really helpful for many drivers.

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