Why is Autumn Driving Dangerous?

Fall is a beautiful time of the year in the lower mainland. But it can be unpredictable. A bright, sunny day can suddenly turn cold and rainy right before your evening commute.

In addition to sudden weather changes, here are some other reasons why autumn driving can be dangerous:

Slippery leaves
Wet leaves are slippery and can cause your car to start hydroplaning unexpectedly.

Heavier traffic
When schools are back in session there’s more traffic on the roads.

Sun glare
The angle of the sun changes in the fall, which can make the early morning and late afternoon glare more intense.

Rain, fog and frost
Fall weather can limit visibility and make bridges slippery — making driving more challenging for commuters in the lower mainland.