Keep the roadways safe this fall.

As the seasons change, so do the risks that you face as a driver.  Want to do your part to keep the roadways safe this season?  Then here are some of the fall driving safety tips to employ.

  • Reduced Visibility

As fall sets in, the days get shorter and the nights get longer. The waning daylight means that your afternoon commute might now be taking place after dark. When driving in low-light conditions, always switch on your headlights and be extra vigilant for pedestrians, bikers, and animals on the road. Additionally, take care to reduce your speed and increase your following distance until your eyes adjust to the low light. Finally, keep a pair of sunglasses in your car so you can see through the sun’s glare if you are driving during sunrise or sunset.

  • Plan for Longer Commute Times

During back to school season, there are more cars on the road as parents and students drive to local schools.  Anticipate this extra bit of traffic and plan to leave a little earlier to account for longer commute times.  Planning ahead will ensure that you do not attempt reckless driving maneuvers (speeding, hopping lanes, etc.) in your attempt to make it to work on time.

  • Avoid Distracted Driving

It’s never safe to drive when you are distracted.  A split second of distraction is enough to rear-end the car in front of you, strike a student running across the street, or get into another accident.  When you are behind the wheel, focus your full attention on the road.  Save your texting, eating, and other activities for when you have safely arrived at your destination.

These are some of the fall safety tips you should employ this season.  Want another way to stay safe behind the wheel?  Then make sure you have the right auto insurance in place.  For assistance with all your car coverage needs, contact the experts at Weaver & Associates in Arcadia, California today.