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Safety tips for driving this fall in Portsmouth

| Oct 20, 2017 | Car Accidents |

The fall season in New Hampshire is one of the most popular times of year. Tourists flock to the state to enjoy all that nature has to offer. The most popular attraction is the changing of the leaves. The colors are extraordinary but accidents can increase during the fall for various reasons. Here’s how you can avoid car accidents in the fall.

Since leaves were mentioned above, this is one of the most common dangers of fall driving. Leaves can hide hazards in the road like potholes. Be wary of driving over them and if you cannot avoid them, make sure you slow down. Driving on wet leaves can reduce your traction and send you sliding across the road. Be mindful of how you drive around leaves.

Be on the lookout for deer. They are most active this time of year because they are mating. They will continue to be active through the month of December, so always keep an eye out for them on the side of the road. They are most commonly seen at dawn and at dusk.

Make sure you have a pair of sunglasses in your car at all times. The sun is much lower in the sky during the fall season, which means sun glare can wreak havoc on your visibility. If the sun is too blinding, be sure to safely pull off the road until it is low enough for you to drive.

The fall also means school is back in session. You will see more school buses, pedestrians, bicyclists and kids out and about. Be on the lookout around intersections and crosswalks and always use caution.

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