With the autumn months already in full swing and winter right around the corner, drivers must handle having less and less daylight every day until spring. Nearly every driver would rather be behind the wheel in clear, dry, sunny conditions. Unfortunately, the end of the year often presents dangerous environmental hazards to a safe trip. With the sun setting earlier and earlier, will drivers face challenges more often?
During the fall and winter months, drivers must contend with two types of hazardous elements:
Whether drivers are fatigued behind the wheel or simply lose focus, they can become dangerous to others on the roads. From busy city streets to fast-moving highways, a drowsy driver can drift into oncoming lanes, fail to recognize stopped traffic in their lane or miss intersection safety signals. These scenarios can lead to rear-end collisions, head-on collisions and T-bone collisions. Drivers and other vehicle occupants can suffer catastrophic injuries such as head trauma, spinal cord damage, paralysis and amputation.