Fall Safety Driving Tips

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http://www.desertsunmotors.com/ | During the fall months, motorists in the Southwest should take precautions to accommodate changing traffic conditions. These safety measures include driving carefully in rain and fog as well as watching out for deer and children.

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The fall season brings changes to the climate of the Southwest, and with the shifting temperatures come significant alterations in traffic conditions. Residents should keep in mind that they may need to adjust their driving habits during these months. Let’s take a look at tips for staying safe on the road in the fall.

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Glare from the sun creates issues for drivers during the early fall season. A significant number of auto accidents stem from temporary blinding caused by sunrays. Due to the position of the Earth relative to the sun at this time of year, drivers who travel down streets with an east-west orientation will often find themselves staring into the sun. Consider buying a pair of sunglasses with polarized lenses to keep in the car .

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Deer tend to be most active in the fall, and their unwillingness to obey traffic signs poses a threat to motorists. There are an estimated 80,000 mule deer across the state of New Mexico. They’re most commonly seen at sunrise and twilight. Keep a lookout for them around these times.

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Fall is when kids return to school. While driving, it’s important to be aware of the presence of children, especially smaller ones who may lack sufficient awareness of their surroundings. Due to school hours, kids are most likely to be out and about in the morning and afternoon, while walking to and from class.

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One simple trick to cope with sun glare during the fall season is to wash your windshield. Make sure you clean both sides. Sunlight tends to highlight all the dirt and blotches present on the windshield. This can obstruct your vision.

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Temperature variations during the fall season causes tires to contract and expand. As a result, your car’s tires may lose air. Underinflated tires are a road hazard, as they generate more friction than correctly inflated ones. This increases the odds of a tire blowout. Use a gauge to check your tire pressure on a periodic basis. Don’t depend on a visual inspection—an underinflated tire may look deceptively normal.

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The Southwest doesn’t see a lot of rain, but the intermittent precipitation in the fall can create hazards on the road. When rainwater mixes with oil that has been collecting on the road for a while, the result is a slippery driving surface. Areas with more regular rainfall tend not to have this problem, as the precipitation routinely washes away these oils. Be sure to drive cautiously in these conditions.

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During the fall, it’s not uncommon for New Mexico residents to be subject to a “Dense Fog Advisory.” This indicates road conditions where visibility has been reduced to a quarter of a mile or less. In foggy conditions, be sure to maintain a safe distance from other cars on the road.

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The dropping temperatures of the fall months can trigger several mechanical issues. Colder weather strains your car battery. Be aware that it is more likely to give out during this time. This season also sees a lot of stalled engines. You may wish to get a tune-up to prevent difficulties.

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