Autumn is a season filled with vibrant, brightly-colored leaves and cold, crisp air. As the weather changes, the road conditions also change. Here’s what you need to know about hazardous road conditions in the fall, how you can keep you and your passengers safe, and how a personal injury lawyer can help you in the event of a car accident.
Leaves on the Road
Leaves can accumulate on the road and cause hazardous driving conditions. When the leaves become wet due to a rain shower, morning dew, or other situation, leaves stick together and become slippery. Slippery road conditions can cause you or someone else to lose control of the vehicle, resulting in a car accident.
Changing Weather Conditions
During autumn, you will notice more fog and frost on the road. There are more rainy and foggy days and nights during autumn than other seasons, causing concern when driving. Autumn can also bring snow flurries and patches of black ice that are almost impossible to see until it’s too late.
Shorter Days and Longer Nights
When autumn arrives, you can expect shorter days and longer nights. With less daylight, a lot of your time will be spent driving at night or in darker than usual settings. It would help if you were more alert when you’re going due to these changing driving conditions. When children are standing at their bus stop in the morning, it will be dark, so they move slowly through residential neighborhoods. People will be riding their bikes, walking their dogs, and engaging in other activities, and they will be more challenging to see as night approaches.
Vehicle maintenance is essential for all weather conditions. Properly maintaining your vehicle ensures you and your passengers and other drivers are not put in danger due to breakdowns and other vehicle malfunctions that can have disastrous results.
Hiring A Personal Injury Lawyer
Autumn the season that brings the beauty of all color leaves, but it also creates hazardous driving conditions that some drivers choose to acknowledge by driving carefully and being fully alert while driving. Robert J. Debry & Associates Law is here to help you get justice for the other driver’s negligence. Contact us today so we can help you get the justice you deserve.