Things to Know for Fall Driving

Trees be like: “You pickin’ up what I’m layin’ down?”. Unless you live under a rock, you know that leaves have fallen and can’t get up… which is why you have to rake them up. *sigh* Yes. Sweet, sweet summer has gone with the wind just like the pleasant driving conditions all the time.

Fall driving conditions are admittedly not “as bad” as winter conditions. However, the unpredictability of fall weather in Michigan is what’ll throw a monkey wrench in your plans (that and orange barrels). It can be cold, rainy and foggy for the morning commute but be clear and sunny for the afternoon commute and vice versa.

In other words you gotta be agile in the fall season. Adjust to the moment’s road conditions. Like going slower than the speed limit if things turn cold and rainy. Pro tip: remove all leaves from your vehicle hood and windshield area before getting on the road, because a leaf could get under a wiper and prevent it from adequately clearing your field of view.

OH! And don’t forget to watch out for deer. Even if you’re not in a wooded area. Seriously. They’re everywhere now. If you’re driving at night keep an eye out for glowing, golden orbs on the side of the road. It isn’t aliens, it’s your headlights reflecting off of the eyes of an animal.