Staying Safe on The Road this Fall
Fall is a time when many people enjoy the changing seasons through spending time outdoors, visiting pumpkin patches, going apple picking, and roasting marshmallows around a bonfire. As you come and go on your autumn adventures, consider these road safety tips from Southside Wrecker to keep your family safe:
- Watch Out for Deer—Seeing a deer on a hunt can be an exciting thing but seeing them on the road can be frightening. They can dart very quickly, and they are unpredictable in their movements. Although they typically cross the road in the dark or early morning light, deer can be around at any point. Stay aware for the safety of you, your car, and the deer.
- Keep a Look Out for Leaves—The beautiful colors of the leaves are one of the best parts of fall, but as they fall on the road, they can cause unsafe driving conditions. Wet leaves can be slick like driving on ice. Never stop suddenly on leaves. Drive through them carefully.
- Check Your Tires—The conditions driving in the fall and winter can be very dangerous if your tires do not have proper tread left. If your tires are not in good condition, now is a great time to replace them before you are having to call us because of a dangerous blowout. Although Southside Wrecker is ready to help you 24/7, we much prefer that you stay safe through preventative care maintenance.
- Be Aware You May Be Sharing the Road—As the weather improves, many families enjoy strolling, bicycling, motorcycling, and playing outdoors more. Whether you are driving in a neighborhood or across town, you need to be on the look out for people who may be on the road enjoying the beautiful weather.
- Avoid Your Brights in the Fog—When you have trouble seeing, it can be a natural response to put on your bright lights. In foggy conditions, use your low beams or fog lights for your safety and the safety of your fellow motorists.
- Replace Your Wipers—When your wipers are not working properly, you are practically driving blind. Getting new wipers installed is a simple process many motorists feel comfortable doing themselves. If you are unsure about this process, auto stores will often assist customers with installing wipers at no charge.
- Drive Carefully on Bridges—Bridges can be a dangerous place where water and ice can pool. Regardless of how pressed you are for time on your commute, slow down and watch out for icy patches.
The team at Southside Wrecker is standing by 24/7 if you have an emergency. Throw on your flannel and have a safe and happy fall!