On my way to Sudbury Monday morning I came across a accident scene. Neither the moose or the pickup truck (let alone the driver) fared well.
On an ideal day there are many hazards and this time of year with hunters active in the bush the moose are on the move. Moose are very large animals often going well over a ton and colliding with one is just as likely to kill you as the moose.
Add in poor visibility from the fog and mist in the traditional fall weather and slowing down and not over driving your lights seems like a good idea. Remember that fall offers a variety of hazards not just moose.
Fall is also the season black ice and until you have experienced it you don’t fully understand that helpless feeling that comes with no control for no apparent reason. Speed reduction helps but so do the proper tires winter is on the way and depending on the terms of your auto insurance contract you will have to switch to your winter tires soon. Most Insurance Companies choose either November 1st or December 1st for a starting date if you are receiving a Winter Tire Discount. I strongly suggest that if you don’t know you should contact your Broker.
Have a safe fall and enjoy the colors and remember to watch out for Bullwinkle!