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What are some fall driving dangers?

The fall season is in full swing in Morristown, New Jersey. That means an increase in fallen leaves, fog, sun glare, deer and plenty of other hazards that can cause tragic car accidents throughout the entire state. So, what are some fall driving dangers you should be aware of this season?

One of the biggest dangers of fall driving is the increase in deer activity. It's mating season for deer through the month of December, which means there will likely be an increase in accidents involving deer. Be sure to scan the side of the road for grazing deer each time you drive this fall season.

Leaves are some of nature's wonder but they can be very dangerous when they fall to the ground. Not only can leaves hide potholes and other hazards, but they are also very dangerous when wet. Driving on wet leaves can cause you to skid off the road due to less traction.

Sun glare is another common danger of the fall season. The sun sits lower in the sky in autumn, which creates a visibility hazard for drivers. Always have sunglasses in your car and pull to the side of the road if the glare is too difficult to handle.

Fog makes for very interesting commutes in the early mornings of the fall season. Fog can be so thick in the fall that driving becomes almost impossible.

Have you been injured in a car accident in Morristown? An experienced personal injury attorney can help you understand the law, know your rights and realize what course your legal situation can take.

Source: esurance, "dangers of fall driving," accessed Oct. 13, 2017

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