(HealthDay News) — Wet leaves, fog, sun glare, frost and wildlife are some of the driving hazards that motorists encounter each Autumn, says the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

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To stay safe while driving at this time of year, PennDot encourages you to:

  • Slow down and use caution, especially where there are deer crossing signs.
  • Be most careful during morning and evening, when wildlife is most active.
  • Increase your following distance in severe weather.
  • Check that your headlights, taillights, treads and wiper systems are working properly.
  • Always wear your seatbelt.
  • Never drive impaired.

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