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AAA Mid-Atlantic: Wet Leaves Can Be Slick as Ice
PHILADELPHIA, PA (November 5, 2018) Autumn leaves that just seemed to change color last week, have now fallen to the ground, creating extremely hazardous road conditions. Heavy rain and wind the past few days have caused leaves to fall rapidly, blanketing some roads completely and creating a driving situation more slippery than ice itself.
AAA Mid-Atlantic reminds motorists that wet roads and fallen leaves are a recipe for traffic trouble. Unlike a sheet of ice that does not move, wet leaves are often layered on the road and move quickly when tires make contact, presenting a real challenge for motorists.
“Fall rain is different than summer rain because there are leaves everywhere, greatly reducing traction on many roads,” said Jana L. Tidwell, manager of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic. “Drivers should treat wet leaves like they would ice and make the required adjustments to speed and spacing necessary for driving safely.”
Use the following tips to navigate through wet and leafy weather:
Additionally, leaves carry sap and pollen—both of which have acidic properties, just like bird droppings. The acids in sap and pollen are corrosive to your car’s paint.
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