Fall in Connecticut is among the most beautiful in the country. The crisp air and the change of leaves bring both locals and travelers to the state's roadways in an annual pilgrimage affectionally known as “leaf peeping.” For those venturing onto Connecticut roads during the autumnal season, you should consider a few tips to ensure you make it back safely to the warmth of your home after your outings.
Prepare for Fall Leaves
Those fall leaves are beautiful while still on their branches, but they create a hazard when they fall onto the roads. When wet leaves collect on the road, conditions can become slippery. You'll have difficulty navigating tight turns or even stopping if you're driving too fast for the conditions. Leaves can also make it difficult for motorists to see the centerline on the highway, and they obscure ditches, shoulders, and potholes.
Prepare Your Headlights
With fall comes shorter days and the changing of the clocks. On the shortest days, most will head to work before sunrise and leave the workplace after sunset. To protect yourself against collisions on the road, you should check your headlights and make sure they're functioning. It's also helpful to clean the light casings, not only so you can see clearly, but so others can see you coming.
Prepare for Inclement Weather
In addition to ushering in the holiday season, fall also brings a variety of weather conditions that can make driving more dangerous. For example, increased fog limits motorist visibility, and rain or drizzle can present a hazard when it freezes on the roads. Be sure to change your windshield wipers and check your tires when fall rounds the corner.
When to Speak to A Connecticut Personal Injury Attorney
Just because you've taken precautions doesn't mean others on the road have also done so. If you've been hurt in a car wreck due to another driver's negligence, speak to Attorney Jim Miron. To learn more, Contact Jim Online, or call 203-339-5991 today to set up a free *consultation and case evaluation. Watch Meet Jim Miron to hear from Jim himself.
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