We’re three weeks into fall, and apparently it’s a miracle we’re even here to talk about it.
Here’s a way autumn can kill you if you’re not careful. Be aware of…
- Sun glare. As the days get shorter, the sun is more likely to be right in your eyes during peak commute times in the fall.
- Wet leaves on the ground. They get slippery and cause a lot of falls, and even some car crashes. Plus, they can hide hazards on the road, like potholes.
- Deer. Over 1.5 million Americans hit deer with their cars each year. And almost half of those collisions happen in October, November, and December.
- Fireplaces. They’re involved in about 23,000 house fires every year, and most of those fires happen in the fall.
- Burning candles. There’s always an uptick in candle-related fires starting in October. The bedroom, living room, and bathroom are the top three danger zones. And a fifth of fatalities involve someone falling asleep with a candle burning.