Change In Season-Tips For Fall Season

November 16, 2018 | By

accident in FallCar accidents are one of the reasons that people hire Portland personal injury attorneys. The changing weather puts people at a greater risk of getting into a car accident in the fall. Additionally, it rains a lot in Portland, and this further increases the risk of getting into an accident.

It can be risky to drive in the fall. Fortunately, there are ways that you can stay safe while driving.

Beware of the Rain 

Portland has more rainy days during the fall. Rain decreases visibility and makes the roads more slippery. You will need to use your low-beam lights when it is rainy. You will also need to drive 5 to 10 miles slower than you normally would.

Avoid Braking on Leaves 

Wet leaves can make the road slippery. You will need to drive slowly when you are going over leaves and avoid hard braking.

Watch out for Deer 

Fall is the beginning of deer mating season. That is why you will be likely to see some during the fall months. They are most active at sunrise and sunset, so you will need to be extra careful during these times.

Be Careful When Driving at Night 

There are fewer daylight hours in the fall. You will have to be extra cautious when driving at night because this is when half of accident deaths occur. Drive defensively and make sure that you are on the look out for pedestrians and bike riders.

Don’t Follow too Closely

Many people hire accident lawyers PDX because they were involved in an accident that was caused by following too closely. You need to be at least two seconds behind the car in front of you. This will make it easier for you to come to an emergency stop.

The Importance of calling PDX Car Accident Attorneys 

Pickett Dummigan McCall LLP can help you if you were involved in a car accident. If negligence was the cause of the accident, then you may be able to get compensation.

 

 

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