Seasonal changes affect a number of aspects of daily life, from the clothes you wear, to the temperature you keep your home. Making simple adjustments in some areas can increase your comfort level, while others contribute to safety; including time spent on the road. Here are a number of fall driving tips, designed to keep you and your family safe this season. In the event you are involved in an automobile accident, Las Vegas car accident attorneys can help you receive the compensation you deserve.
Fall Driving Tips
Use these tips to stay safe throughout the season, and call GGRM, Las Vegas car accident attorneys, in the event of vehicular damage, or personal injury.
- Shield your eyes. Thanks to the alignment of the sun at this time of year, sun glare is a concern, affecting drivers most during the immediate hours before and after sunrise and sunset. Glare can prevent motorists from seeing oncoming traffic, vehicles in front, pedestrians, and other obstructions, making it hard to determine the color of traffic signals. Invest in a quality pair of sunglasses, keep windshields clean, and stick to north/south facing streets when possible to reduce your risk.
- Mind the rain. Rain makes the pavement slicker than usual, and the city of Las Vegas is also prone to flash flooding. Slow down, leave a greater distance between the vehicle in front of you, and avoid stalling your car in water if you can.
- It’s called fall for a reason. Leaves can obscure traffic lines and cover potential hazards, and when wet, create a surface as slippery as ice. Slow down and brake gently to avoid skidding, and pay close attention to the path of your lane.
- Take your time. Allow yourself more time to get from point A to point B, and give your eyes a few minutes to adjust to the changing light before you begin driving.
- Be prepared. Check the condition of windshield wipers and tire tread, and ensure tires are properly inflated. Expanding and contracting of tires due to weather changes, can cause the pressure to dip an estimated 1 to 2 pounds, per 10 degree drop.
- Share the road. Fall means back-to-school, and an increase in vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Pay strict attention to school buses and pedestrian crossings during peak hours, and slow down when in a school zone, noting the decreased speed limit.
Call the Las Vegas car accident attorneys
Fall is a beautiful time of year both in and around the Las Vegas area, but a number of hazards and changing road conditions can lead to vehicle accidents and/or personal injury. Las Vegas car accident attorneys specialize in assisting their clients in the event of an accident, to ensure they are compensated for any loss or injuries that may occur. Contact the experts at Greenman, Goldberg, Raby and Martinez today, by calling 702-388-GGRM (4476), and schedule your free consultation.