Fall Driving Hazards and How to Drive Safely

 In Auto Glass, Cold weather installment, Driving Tips

The transition from summer to fall brings the return of colorful foliage, sweaters, football season, and pumpkins. From frosty mornings to shorter days, the changing seasons can bring new driving challenges. Stay safe on the road this fall by following these helpful autumn driving tips.

Driving in fog. We have already experienced a few foggy mornings this fall.

  • When driving in foggy weather, set your headlights to low instead of high. Low beams aim down toward the roadway and improve visibility versus high beams that bounce off the fog and reflect back at you.
  • Slow down and leave space between you and the car in front of you.

Glare. Fall’s sunrises and sunsets can cause a large amount of glare, making it difficult to see traffic lights, other vehicles, and the road.

  • Be sure to clean your windshield inside and out to remove any dust particles, streaks, and smudges.
  • Keep a pair of sunglasses in your vehicle to protect your eyes from the sun’s rays.
  • Avoid using washing and waxing products that increase your car’s shine.

Watch out for wet leaves. Falling leaves can gather in a pile and create a road hazard. These can be as slippery as ice; avoid braking on leaves gathered on the road.

Keep an eye out for deer. Tis’ the season! While driving your vehicle at dawn or dusk, be on guard for deer darting across the road. Deer tend to travel in groups, so if you see one deer, it is likely more are following.

Keep your windshield safe. Keeping a clean (free of cracks) windshield isn’t a safety tip just for fall, but it can be extra helpful this time of year. Make sure your sun visors are clear of clutter and your windshield is clear of streaks, dirt, and cracks.

If you have any windshield damage you need to repair, give us a call: 763-682-5100 or contact Apollo Glass here. When you have Apollo Glass assist with replacing your chipped or cracked windshield, you are getting a great service that goes above and beyond the normal routine.

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