School is back in session and fall is just around the corner. Although fall is a great season for food and family fun, it also comes with its own fair share of unexpected weather.
In South Carolina, you can expect to get plenty of sunshine during the day, but at night the temperatures can drop down as low as the mid-to-high 30s. With days getting shorter, you can also expect to start driving home from work in the dark.
That said, here are some of the most common autumn dangers to keep an eye out for on the road this season to keep yourself and your family safe.
- Sun glare. When days start to get shorter during the fall, rush hour sun glare can become a real problem. In the mornings and late afternoons when you're headed to or from work, sun glare can make it difficult to see oncoming traffic, street signs, and pedestrians. Be sure to look twice before turning or merging to keep from ending up in an accident.
- Back-to-school traffic. Another reason why it's critical to look twice before making any turns is increased back-to-school traffic. More children will be crossing the streets and more parents will be on the roads in the morning. Be sure to pay close attention to the road and make extra time for your morning commutes.
- Rain. Fall is the end of hurricane season, which means you can expect to see more rain. Rain can make it difficult to see on the road and it can also make roads more slippery. It can be dangerous on the road if your windshield wipers aren't working so great and your tires are a little worse for wear.
What do I do if I've been hit by a car?If you've been hit by a car as a pedestrian or other motorist, it's important to call the police and seek medical assistance if you sustained injuries. If you've been treated by a medical professional as a result of the accident or believe you were unfairly denied by an insurance company, consider contacting an auto accident attorney.
South Carolina sees more fatal car accidents than the national average by 62%. Even worse, approximately 1.6% of South Carolinians admitted to driving while intoxicated at least once in the past year.
An auto accident lawyer can help you get the justice you deserve. To learn more about what to do when you've been hurt by another driver, contact the law offices of Best and Flatt today.
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