Driving on leaves can be as dangerous as driving on ice or in driving rain. Just beacuse those fall leaves look beautiful doesn’t mean they can’t be deadly!
Here are some tips from the National Highway Administration on driving in wet leafy conditions.
What you can do to avoid the danger
1. Reduce speed. If you’re going slower, you’ll have more time to stop.
2. Maintain a healthy distance between you and the driver in front of you, in case that vehicle skids on leaves.
3. Clean off your vehicle. Before starting the engine, clean any leaves off the windshield, top of the car and hood.
4. Make sure your tires have good tread, which helps channel water away from the tires. Less water means more traction.