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Tips for safe fall driving

There are many beautiful sights to see while driving through Minnesota in the fall. However, as you watch the leaves change color and the sunsets start to come earlier, remember to be cognizant of the new set of fall driving hazards.

Changing daylight hours

Days get shorter in fall, which means that many people are driving to and from work in the dark. Shorter days also mean that sunsets happen earlier, which can make glare a big issue for many drivers. To avoid motor vehicle accidents in fall, make sure you have a pair of sunglasses in your car and check that your headlights are working properly.

Wet and foggy conditions

When the rainy season begins, your windshield wipers will be more important than ever. Make sure your wipers are in working condition, and remember to clear fallen leaves from your windshield before you drive. Too many wet leaves on your windshield could cause your windshield wipers to get stuck.

Beware of school zones

After driving at regular speed through school zones all summer, some drivers forget to slow down when fall driving starts. Remember to obey the speed limits in school zones and watch out for kids crossing the street. You should also be aware of school buses picking up and dropping off kids.

Remember that other drivers may not be as cautious

Unfortunately, you can’t predict how other drivers will respond to the changes in weather conditions this fall. If you get injured in a car accident caused by another driver, you may be able to file a personal injury claim against the negligent party.

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