PennDOT Reminds Drivers About Fall’s Myriad Driving Hazards

September 17, 2013
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PennDOT is reminding drivers that a number of varying conditions come together to create a unique set of driving hazards in the fall.

Sun glare, frost and ice in the early morning, the influx of school students returning to class, wet leaves and deer are all associated with autumn driving problems.

PennDOT advises we keep our sunglasses handy to help combat sun glare in the early morning and early evening hours.  Watch for early morning icy spots, especially on bridges and overpasses and in shaded areas.  Slow down on leaf-covered roads, especially on narrow or winding stretches.  Watch for students walking along streets and roads, or waiting for their buses.  And, be alert for deer crossing the road, especially near dawn and dusk, remembering that the animals often travel in groups, and if you have seen one deer, there probably are others nearby.

More fall driving safety tips and other highway safety information may be accessed at JustDrivePA.com

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