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Safe Driving Tips for Fall in Florida

Thu, Oct 06, 2016 at 9:05AM

Safe Driving Tips for Fall in Florida

As we head further into fall, Florida drivers can say goodbye to the frequent storms and high heat that made summertime driving a hassle—but of course, safe driving matters no matter what season you’re in!

In today’s blog, we will be looking at a few ways you can safely navigate the unique conditions you may encounter while on the road this fall.

Adjust to new weather and daylight patterns

Time changes can throw the best of us in a loop—but being prepared can make new daylight patterns a little easier to manage! Be sure that your headlights are in good condition, which is especially important now since you may need to drive home in the dark. Also, you may be heading to work in suddenly bright, shiny conditions, so be sure to keep a pair of sunglasses handy for those early mornings.

Change your tire pressure as needed

A drop in temperature doesn’t just call for a new coat—it might affect your tire pressure, too! Since a ten degree drop in temperature can result in a tire pressure decrease of about 1 psi, now is also a good time to check your pressure and add more, if needed.

Practice safety around kids and pedestrians

Fall—especially here in Florida—is the season of outdoor fun, when kids (and even their parents!) like to come outside and toss around the football, ride bikes or play tag. And of course, the fall holiday of Halloween is sure to bring out the entire neighborhood! As always, drive carefully with awareness of your surroundings, especially in neighborhoods where kids are likely to be at play.

We hope that today’s blog helps you take on the rest of the season with ease and, of course, lots of care on the road!

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