Tips for Safe Fall Travel

by | October 5th, 2012

Oct. 5, 2012

The colors of the leaves are changing and the temperature is cooling, which means fall is in the air in western New York. The seasonal change also calls for a change in driving patterns, and The New York State Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee has offered several tips for keeping your commute accident-free this fall.

One of the most important things to remember about autumn road conditions is that wet leaves on the road are dangerous! In fact, a patch of wet leaves can be just as slick as an iced over puddle. That is why when approaching a section of road with wet leaves, it is important to take your foot off of the accelerator to slow down without actually braking. If the brakes must be applied, simply give the pedal a gentle pump.

Fall also means a time change is fast approaching, and this bi-annual shift can drastically change driving habits. Accidents tend to spike around this time of year, as people tend to be in a hurry after schedules are thrown off and more Buffalo auto accidents are reported due to drowsy driving.

The time change can also mean more commuting in the dark, which increases the chance of a crash. This is why it is so important to allow yourself plenty of time to adjust and get where you need to be following the time change.

The Buffalo Auto Accident Lawyers with William Mattar Law Offices hope these tips will help keep your travels safe this fall season!