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Tips to drive safely during Nebraska's autumn season

While most Nebraska residents dread driving during the winter, the autumn season can be just as hazardous, if not more so, for motorists. One of the things that makes driving in the fall dangerous is not understanding the hazards this beautiful time of year brings.

Bridge safety

Bridges are among the first areas that begin to freeze as fall arrives and winter approaches. Be on the lookout for patches of ice and frost, especially in the morning and at night.

Leaves

They are lovely, but falling leaves can be hazardous. Avoid applying your brakes as you ride over fallen leaves and be sure to stay in your lane if leaves obscure road markings.

Sun glare

Autumn is a time of great environmental change. Even the sun takes on a different look during the fall as its glare increases. Being blinded by the sun in the mornings and evenings can put you at risk of experiencing a car accident.

Rain plus leaves

In many areas, fall brings a lot of moisture. When this moisture meets fallen leaves, disaster can occur. Be sure to practice a little extra caution anytime it rains during autumn.

Other drivers

Even though you have chosen to embrace safe driving in the autumn, other motorists might not understand the seasonal hazards. Stay alert to other motorists driving recklessly at all times.

If another driver causes a negligent car accident resulting in injury, you may seek a legal solution. While this is no replacement for remaining injury-free, it is comforting to know that the law is on your side. A personal injury attorney can help you find a remedy that meets all of your needs.

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