Fall Safety Driving Tips
With Summer coming to an end, that also means that the daylight hours will be shorter. Here are some Fall Safety Driving Tips that everyone should be aware of this Fall season!
There’s nothing more relaxing than driving the country roads during Fall. Smelling the fresh crisp air, watching the leaves turn colors and feeling as though the time has stopped while you’re enjoying everything that a new season of Mother Nature brings.
I was fortunate enough to get to explore the start of Fall with this brand new 2019 GMC Acadia Denali, and let me tell you…it’s stunning. Not only does this vehicle handle like a dream, but it made me feel extremely safe and secure as well! Speaking of safety, let’s dive into some Fall Safety Driving Tips that everyone should be aware of this season!
A big thanks to Buick/GMC X for providing this vehicle for our road trip and review. All opinions are our own.
Fall Safety Driving Tips in the 2019 GMC Acadia Denali
With Summer coming to an end, that also means that the daylight hours will be shorter as well. The darkness of the night will start to creep in a bit earlier than before, and it’s important that your eyes are road-ready!
Be alert and ready for other cars and animals on the road.
Driving in the dark is actually not as easy as some people think. People that have vision issues may tend to have issues seeing well in the dark which is always something to think about when passing another car. It’s imperative to be aware of your surroundings at all times! Also, deer seem to really like to move about during the darkness, so those Fall evenings make it prime time for them to be active. According to consumerreports.org, “The State Farm insurance company estimates that there were over 1.9 million animal collision insurance claims this past year” (Bartlett, 2019, para. 2).
Keep your eyes peeled for anything and everything that may be in your lane. Luckily for you, the 2019 GMC Acadia Denali has you covered when it comes to their Driver Alert Package. The safety feature included in this vehicle allows you assistance with Automatic Braking, IntelliBeam Automatic headlamp control and so much more!
Be aware of wet and slippery roads.
Many drivers tend to think of winter as the only time that roads can have less than favorable conditions, and it just isn’t the truth. Rain, water runoff and even loose gravel or wet leaves can all cause safety hazards for cars and their passengers when driving over them. Always remember to use your windshield wipers and have your headlights on when raining, and never have your car on cruise control when the road conditions are wet!
It’s almost as if the 2019 GMC Acadia Denali knows all the major components of safety because it has a Standard StabiliTrak electronic stability control system with full-function traction control built it. This means that if your wheels or tires start to slip or lose traction, the electronic stability control system will kick in and help keep you safe and secure on the road! Talk about an awesome safety feature that is perfect for all other seasons as well!
Always look before you reverse or start to back up.
How many times have you been guilty of putting your car in reverse and just letting off the gas? Hopefully, that action didn’t result in any type of accident, but it’s a habit that you absolutely need to break! In fact, it’s really dangerous to back up and not look at all. Even if you are just pulling out of your driveway, there could be children, people, or pets walking by at any point in time. Always, always, always be aware of your surroundings before reversing in your car.
If you feel that you need even more help in this category, once again the amazing 2019 GMC Acadia Denali has you covered. Directly in the center of your front dash console is an amazing back-up camera that can put your worries to rest. Never again will you have to wonder about the safety of backing up when you truly can’t quite see what may be there in the dark! Now that’s a safety feature that I know for certain will be used daily!
Fall driving isn’t really all that different than driving in any other season, you just need to be prepared for a few little variable changes in the lighting and the weather. As long as you take your time, and be as safe as possible, you should have a pleasant driving experience every time you get behind the wheel.
If you really want to treat yourself to a top-rated car with amazing safety features, give the 2019 GMC Acadia Denali a true, hard look. It handles well, it’s packed full of great features, and GMC takes pride in the safety that their vehicles can offer!