Fall is a beautiful time of year here in South Carolina, especially if you drive into the mountains. Whether you are planning a spectacular fall road trip or just dodging soggy leaf debris every day, here are some fall driving tips to help you reach your destination safely.
The school year is in full swing now. However, back-to-school traffic and kids walking to school can be unpredictable. This is particularly true if there are young drivers who are still learning the rules of the road. As an experienced driver, pay extra attention when driving near school zones and always stop for school buses with flashing red lights.
According to State Farm Insurance, drivers in South Carolina have a 1 in 68 chance to hit an animal. Autumn is the worst time of year for animal collisions, with November having the most animal collisions out of any month. Early dusk is the most likely time to see deer near the roads.
While the autumn leaves are beautiful, the mess they leave on the roadways is not. Leaves can clog drains and cause water to collect on the road. In addition, wet leaves create a barrier between the road and your tires giving you less traction, no matter what kind of tires you have.
One of the best tips we have for fall driving: Get up to date on vehicle maintenance. Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC of Greer can help you get on the road safely this autumn.