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Posted on: September 27, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Fall weather brings new road hazards – Tips from the CPD Traffic Team

Fall Driving Hazards

Fall is here, which means cooler weather and new driving challenges are on their way. The Cornelius Police Department has a few tips to keep in mind while navigating the fall season this year.

While many will be traveling to the mountains to view the beautiful changing leaves this season, it is also important to remember that those same leaves will eventually fall and may leave the roadway slick after rain. Leaves may also cover other dangerous road hazards such as potholes, curbs and street markings.

The fall season also means an increase in deer sightings. Deer may be more active during this time and may run across roads and in front of vehicles. Be aware of your surroundings especially during dusk and dawn hours and try to increase the following distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you.

Fall weather also brings pop-up rainstorms. Ensuring your vehicle is ready for a rainstorm is extremely important. Check that your tires are properly inflated and that windshield wipers do not need to be replaced. Also, be familiar with the route you will be traveling to get to your destination so that you can anticipate potential issues before you start your trip.

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