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Fall hazards that can cause accidents

On Behalf of | Sep 24, 2021 | Car Accidents

Fall helps drivers to prepare for their worst season, which is winter. Drivers should be prepared for the changes in weather that create a number of driving hazards in New Mexico.

Road debris

Each fall, trees shed leaves, pine needles and twigs that end up on driveways, sidewalks and the surfaces of cars. Debris that is left on roads seems harmless, but it could cause a flat tire or make the road slippery. A littered street can be more hazardous to a car’s tires than potholes.

Cold temperatures

Although fall isn’t the coldest season, it’s the time to prepare for increasingly lower temperatures. Cold weather and car batteries do not mix well. As the temperatures decrease, a car battery loses its power, and the driver loses the ability to turn on, speed up and keep its systems running. Preventing car accidents means having a fully charged battery to help the driver maintain full control of the vehicle.

The rainy season

The rainy season occurs mostly in the early days of September and October and continues through the end of fall. The roads could be constantly wet and sleek, and if the vehicle’s tires are not maintained by fall, the tires become more likely to skid.

When the fall season turns deadly

During the cold months, the roads become harsher, and drivers experience their worst driving conditions of the year. Numerous fall hazards like road debris and rain increase the risks of getting into accidents, so it’s important for drivers to be careful. If a driver does end up in a car crash due to no fault of their own, they might be able to hold the at-fault motorist responsible by filing a personal injury lawsuit.