Attention Drivers: Fall Driving Safety

Attention Drivers: Fall Driving Safety

Attention Drivers: Fall Driving SafetyFall is upon us and temperatures are starting to drop. However, along with cooler weather comes some added safety concerns, especially for drivers. Therefore, in addition to protecting yourself and your vehicle with a CT Auto Insurance policy, heed the following safety tips to ensure you get from point A to point B safely.

Never brake on leaves.

Wet leaves can be as slippery as ice. Drive slowly through them and avoid hard braking. Leaves may obscure lane lines and other road markers, so pay attention to the edge of the road and take care to stay in your lane, advises PennDOT.

Give yourself some space.

To allow for ample braking room, leave plenty of space between you and the car in front of you, especially when it’s raining. Be wary of slippery roads and the risk of hydroplaning, as well.

Watch for ice.

In freezing temperatures, bridges and roads are likely to ice. Approach bridges with caution and watch for shaded areas that could be harboring slick ice sheets, as well.

Be mindful of the glare.

On and near the autumnal equinox (which fell on September 23 in 2015), the first 15 to 45 minutes after sunrise and before sunset can make for more difficult driving due to sun glare. The sun perfectly aligns with east/west roadways during this time, says Safe Bee.

At Byrnes Agency, we strive to provide superior auto insurance coverage at competitive rates. With more than 80 years in the industry, we have the knowledge and testimonials to validate our reputation. For more information about our offerings, contact our specialists today at one of our three locations.

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Dayville Office

Phone: (860) 774-8549
394 Lake Rd
Dayville, CT 06241
United States
info@byrnesagency.com
Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

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Norwich Office

Phone: (860) 886-5498
6 Consumers Avenue
Norwich, CT 06360
United States
info@byrnesagency.com
Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

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Woodstock Office

Phone: (860) 928-7928
1226 Connecticut 169
Woodstock, CT 06281
United States
info@byrnesagency.com
Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

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