Fall Leaves Present Driving Hazards in Connecticut

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Fall is a ideal time of the year for residents to capture picture-perfect photos by driving to view autumn colors.  The leaves changing colors are beautiful to see this time of the year, but when leaves pile up or become wet it could present driving hazards.  Wet leaves on pavement may be one of the slipperiest substances on the ground. Believe it or not, as leaves begin to fall and become wet on the roadways or sidewalks, they can be just as dangerous as ice. Even slippery than that thin coat of oil on the road, which floats up during the first minutes when it rains. This can be extremely dangerous for motorist. But that’s not the only hazard you might encounter. Leaves both dry and wet can obscure traffic lines and other road markings. This can making driving very difficult throughout the entire day but especially at night when statistically it’s already more difficult to see.  Leaves may also cover pot holes and bumps in the middle of the road. Wet leaves are very dangerous for even those who are walking. Who would of thought that leaves which are so beautiful to look at could cause so much harm. I put together a list of tips which I found online that will help next time you are driving on wet roads.  Check out the next page!

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