No matter what time of the year it is, there are steps you can take to enhance your safety as a driver. It’s no guarantee that you’ll reach your destination without trouble, but anything you can do to help your cause is something to strongly consider.
Here are some of the many hazards to be aware of when driving in Oklahoma City during the fall months:
- School bus traffic: The more vehicles on the road, the more difficult you’ll find it to remain safe. And with school buses all over the place during the fall months, you must take this into consideration. This is particularly important during the early morning and afternoon hours.
- Student drivers: While many students rely on a bus to get to and from school, others drive their own vehicle. Many teenagers lack the experience and knowledge to drive safely, so they put everyone on the road at risk. Keep an eye out for anyone who doesn’t appear to be following the rules of the road.
- Inclement weather: This is a concern at all times of the year, with autumn no exception. From rain to strong wind to hail, you should always have one eye on the sky. Also, even when it’s pleasant outside, sun glare can cause you all kinds of trouble. And remember, the weather can change without notice.
- Pedestrian traffic: For example, you must be aware of where there are school bus stops. This is where children congregate. It’s also where parents will be pulling their vehicles to the side of the road. Also, as the weather cools down, there may be an uptick of pedestrian traffic in the area in which you’re driving.
Knowledge of these hazards can go a long way in helping you avoid trouble when driving during the fall season.
If you find yourself injured in an accident, regardless of your dedication to safety, call 911 and receive medical treatment as quickly as you can. There’s nothing more important than your health.
After receiving treatment, review your insurance policy, contact your agent and decide what you can do to protect your legal rights moving forward.