In many areas of the country the change of seasons is highly anticipated. Autumn brings crisp, cool air, falling leaves and Trick-or-Treaters. And it can also bring rain, fog and even ice—sometimes all in the same day.
Drivers need to be aware of the changing weather patterns, and adjust their driving techniques accordingly. The last thing you need is to get into an accident and have to file an auto insurance claim. When you hit the road this fall, remember the following fall safe driving tips:
Remember, autumn is the season in which deer are most active and the danger of hitting one with your car is greatest. Be especially careful in the morning hours and at dusk, when deer are most active. If you do have a collision with a deer, do not approach the animal. Instead, call 9-1-1 for assistance, and call us to begin the process of filing an auto insurance claim. Deer-car collisions are covered under the comprehensive portion of your auto insurance policy.
Fall is also a great time to give your car a checkup! Make sure all systems are running properly and check your tires, brakes and heating system to make sure they are ready to perform in colder, wetter weather.
What else do you do to get your car—and your driving skills—ready for fall? We’ve all probably had a near miss, but have you ever had a collision with a deer? Tell us what happened!