Change in Weather Calls for Change in Driving Habits
Heavy Rain and Falling Leaves Put Drivers at Increased Risk
Given the forecast for heavy rains across Connecticut, AAA is reminding drivers that they are at greater risk when roads are wet – and, in particular, AAA research indicates that there is an increased risk for single-vehicle crashes. In addition to the rain, the first major weather event of the season will likely coat roadways and highways with a blanket of wet leaves.
“The intense rainfall in the forecast could mean limited visibility on wet roads that will be exceptionally slippery because of leaves” says AAA spokesperson Amy Parmenter. “Folks should do what they can to avoid driving during the heaviest downpours and, if you must be on the road, drive as defensively as possible”.
AAA is reminding drivers of 5 risk factors that come with heavy rain:
“Even defensive drivers are at risk when the roads are wet and blanketed with leaves. Turn on your lights, not just so you can see – but also so you can be seen by others” says Parmenter.
AAA offers these wet-weather reminders:
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