Autumn is just around the corner.  Along with the changing weather comes changing driving conditions.  Here are some tips to help you stay safe and be prepared for the Fall season.

 Steer Clear of Wet Leaves

 The fall foliage is beautiful on the trees.  But once those leaves start falling and get wet, they can become a serious driving hazard.  Wet leaves are slippery and reduce traction.  The can also get clogged under your wiper blades, impeding wiper performance and visibility.  Always keep your windshield clean of leaves, and watch for wet leaves on the roads especially as you are making turns.

 Make Adjustments For The Light

 We lose a minute of daylight every day until the clocks are set back in October.  Shorter days mean shorter light, making it more difficult to see pedestrians, cyclists, and children playing in the late afternoon.  Be on the lookout.  Always keep a pair of sunglasses in your car to shield your vision.

 Watch For Frost

 Dipping nighttime temperatures bring frost to windshields and roads.  Keep a windshield scraper and small broom in your car.  Decelerate when approaching bridges and overpasses as they are more prone to collect frost on the roadway surface. 

 Plan Ahead For Harsher Weather

 Have your car winterized before the winter storm season sets in.  In your trunk, be sure to have a first aid kit, thermal blanket, working flashlight, and shovel and sand.

 Check Your Tire Pressure

 With frequent weather and temperature changes, tires can expand and contract, causing them to lose air pressure.  Make sure tires are properly inflated and have plenty of tread.

 We at RMIA, Inc. hope you all have a safe and happy Fall!

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