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Look out for these common fall driving hazards

On Behalf of | Nov 19, 2021 | Personal Injury

The fall comes with wonderful holidays, beautiful scenery, family time and many opportunities to create memories together. Unfortunately, it also comes with many dangers for drivers on the road. Here are some of the most dangerous fall conditions to look out for, so that you can keep yourself and your family safe during this holiday season.

Drunk driving increases during the holidays

Like many states, Iowa sees a sharp increase in DUI charges over the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s holidays. More impaired drivers on the road means more traffic accidents and more fatalities that don’t need to occur.

When you are on the road during this holiday season, keep an eye out for drivers who seem to be driving erratically, and make sure to report them in order to save lives.

Inclement weather and deer migration

It’s no secret that Iowa can see some pretty brutal winters. While ice and snow are typically only a concern later in the holiday season, an early snowfall is always possible. Ice on the roads, lowered visibility and other weather-related conditions are the cause of a huge number of accidents on Iowa’s roads every year.

Another potentially fatal element to keep an eye out for is migrating deer. Late October and the whole month of November is the time when deer are most likely to be on the move. This increases the odds that you will encounter one on the road. A collision with a deer can result in catastrophic injury, property damage, and death.

It’s tragic enough when someone suffers a devastating car accident. It is even more tragic when that accident was totally avoidable, and was caused by the negligence of another driver. Do your best to stay safe this holiday season – but if you find yourself involved in a car accident, do not hesitate to seek compensation for your injuries and property damage that result from the crash.