With the fall season upon us in Jersey City, NJ, the dangers for motorists have increased. From foraging deer to a lower sun to wet leaves, the dangers abound for drivers this time of the year. Here are some safety tips for driving during the fall season from your local Rutherford, NJ Ford dealership, Quality Auto Mall.

Avoid Wet Leaves

Leaves are beautiful to look at in the Clifton, NJ area, but they can also be dangerous when they fall to the ground. Avoid driving on wet leaves as much as possible. They reduce your traction, which can lead to your vehicle skidding or veering off the road. Piles of leaves can also cover potholes and other hazards that can lead to accidents.

Be Mindful of Deer

Be mindful of deer when driving during the fall. This is the prime mating season for deer who will be out in force now through the month of December. Check the side of the road in forested areas so you can spot deer grazing or deer walking toward the roadway.

Adjust for the Sun

The sun sits lower during the fall season, which means sun glare becomes a very dangerous problem when driving. If driving directly into sun glare, you should slow down and give yourself ample room to stop. The fall season also means shorter days. You will likely be driving in the dark on the way to work in the morning and driving home in the dark at night depending on your schedule. Be on the lookout for pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, kids playing, and more during dawn and dusk.

The fall season is a good time to upgrade your vehicle, either by lease or purchase, or bring it in to our Ford service center for preparation for the upcoming winter months. Stop by Quality Auto Mall and we can accommodate your needs! We are conveniently located at 55 Route 17 N in Rutherford, NJ.