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The Truth About Fall Driving Safety

Posted Sep 23rd, 2019 in Media, General, Insurance Tips, Auto Insurance, Did You Know?, In the News

Since today is the first day of fall, it seems fitting to share fall driving safety tips. So, sit back, enjoy your pumpkin spiced latte and read this!

The Truth About Fall Driving Safety, Youngs Insurance, Ontario

There can be nothing more beautiful than driving down a country road on a fall afternoon taking in the beauty of the changing leaves. We have some fall driving tips to help keep you and your family safe.

Four Fall Driving Safety Tips You Need to Know

#1 Beautiful fall leaves can be dangerous…

When you think fall one of the first things you think of is the colorful leaves. At some point though these beautiful leaves fall. This presents a real driving hazard as wet leaves on the road can become as slippery as ice. 

#2 Morning sunrise can impact visability…

Although it won’t literally blind you, both the sunrise and sunset can cause visibility issues while driving. This is because during the fall the sun rises a bit later (during morning commutes) and sets earlier (during the drive home). Ensure you have proper sunglasses, a working sun visor, and you keep your windshield clean. 

#3 Hitting a person is a bad way to start your day…

Fall is a busy time of year; the roads will generally be busier. Be sure to leave plenty of time to get you your destination so you are not in a rush. While you are driving be vigilant watching for others, slowing down in school zones and ALWAYS stopping for school busses.  

#4 Fall is a winter teaser…

Often toward the middle to end of Fall nighttime temperatures can drop below 0°C introducing frost and ice to the equation. Be aware of this while driving in the morning as well as at night, be extra cautious while driving. Once there is a pattern of temperature below 7°C it is time to install four Winter tires. 

We hope our driving safety tips help you further enjoy Pumpkin Spice Latte season.

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