Tips for Fall weather driving conditions:
Wet leaves can make the roadways unexpectedly slippery, which makes road conditions almost as hazardous as when they have snow or ice on them. So for everyone in Preble County area traveling here are some safety tips to remember:
Reduce your speed, especially on roads that curve or have sharp turns. Even with anti-lock brakes, it’s harder to stop on slippery surfaces.
Leaves tend to gather by the curb, so avoid those slippery spots.
Make sure you have you tires, brakes and wipers checked before going on a long trip.
Leave enough room between you and the car in front of you. This is always a safety measure, but is especially important when road conditions are hazardous.
Leaves can often mask road imperfections, such as potholes, or even curbs and street markings. Be careful of piles of leaves and be conscientious of road markings.