Autumn drivers should be on alert for these conditions as well:
- Animals are more active: ‘Tis the season for rutting, hunting and foraging, all of which bring wild animals into new paths that too often include our roads.
- The weather is squirrelly, too: We might see 90 degrees one day, frost (or even snow) on our windshields and bridges the next. Keep an eye on the forecast and a scraper in the car.
- Beware the glare: Between the earlier dawns and dusks and the shift in the position of the rising and setting sun, drivers will face intense sunlight at new times and places.
- School is in and the buses are bountiful. Allow for more travel time around the burbs and the possibility that there’s a stopped school bus around every blind corner.