Caution: Wet Leaves Pose Same Danger to Motorists as Ice; Tips

fall wet leaves tlsUse extra caution when driving on wet roads during the fall, as driving on wet leaves can have the same effect as driving on ice.

According to police and EMS personnel, many accidents in the fall have been caused by wet leaves, which become slimy and cause vehicles to lose traction and hydroplane like on ice.

Also, when travelling on a road that is covered in wet leaves, increase the distance between your car and the car in front of you and allow additional stopping time in case you slide.

Additionally, avoid driving through a pile of leaves if possible, as children can be hiding underneath.

Parking on a pile of leaves could also be dangerous, as heat from the exhaust can potentially start a fire.


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