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What are the top dangers of fall driving?

As one of our Maryland readers, you know that the weather will be taking a turn for the worse in the months to come.

Even if you are used to this, you know that it can change your approach as a driver.

Here are some of the top dangers of fall driving:

  • Heavy rain and strong winds. If the rain begins to fall and the winds pick up, don't hesitate to pull your car to the side of the road. It can be a challenge to drive in inclement weather.
  • Wet leaves. This doesn't sound like a big deal, but wet leaves on the road can cause your vehicle to lose traction, thus increasing the likelihood of a crash.
  • Back to school traffic. With school back in session, there will be more vehicles on the road during the morning and afternoon hours. This includes parents driving their children to and from school, as well as school buses.
  • Fog. As the weather chills, fog is extremely common during the morning hours. This can limit visibility on the road, making it hard for you to see the road ahead (and for others to see you).
  • Sun glare. The weather may cool a bit, but that doesn't mean there will be no sun glare.

These are just a few of the top dangers of fall driving. By keeping these in mind, you'll find it much easier to avoid trouble on the road.

If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident for any reason, your health and safety comes first. Move your vehicle to the side of the road and call 911.

Once you receive treatment and know how to deal with your injuries over the long term, you can learn more about your legal rights. Depending on the cause of the accident, such as if another driver hit you, you may be able to seek compensation through a number of strategies.

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