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The Dangers of Driving in Washington State in the Autumn

Posted by Russell West | Oct 30, 2023 | 0 Comments

Spokane deserves its reputation for delightful weather. The summers are not too hot, and there is just enough snow in the winter to enable you to get your fix of winter fun without the winter weather lingering long enough to be a bummer. Everyone in Spokane has a snow shovel and knows how to use it. People are also aware of the need to drive carefully on roads covered in ice or snow, especially on roads where the terrain is not flat. The seasons change from summer to winter with remarkable speed in eastern Washington, and the autumn in Spokane is both uniquely beautiful and uniquely dangerous. Every season brings its own array of seasonal driving hazards, including the autumn. Just because a seasonal hazard played a role in causing the accident, it does not automatically mean that there was nothing the drivers involved could have done to prevent the accident. A Spokane auto accident lawyer can help you if you are injured in a car accident related to conditions that only occur in the fall.

Autumn Leaves are Lovely to Behold But Not Nice to Drive On

The colorful autumn leaves in Washington are a beautiful sight, but once they fall off the trees, they don't stay crispy for long. The leaves begin to decay quickly, especially in a humid climate like that of eastern Washington, and they become slimy and slippery. This creates a hazard on sidewalks and driveways when you are walking, but it is even more dangerous on roads where there is vehicular traffic.

Sharing the Road With Lovestruck Deer

Deer are not unique to Washington state; in fact, they are present in 47 out of 50 states. While deer may contribute less to the reputation of Washington than the marmots with which they share a habitat, they contribute much more to traffic hazards. The autumn is mating season for deer, which means that they will go anywhere they have to go to find a mate, even if that means crossing a busy street. Many drivers have caused collisions with other cars in their efforts to avoid hitting a deer that suddenly bounded across multiple lanes of traffic. Just as much of a hazard is when a deer stops in the middle of the road as cars approach. Deer that are single-mindedly looking for love are a major distraction for drivers.

Seasonal Drunk Driving Events

Drunk driving is not unique to the autumn, and it is dangerous at any time of year. Several major drinking events take place in the autumn, though. Football games, Oktoberfest, and the college drinking scene all increase the number of drunk drivers on the road in the autumn.

Contact West Law Office About Car Accident Cases

A car accident lawyer can help you get fair compensation for your financial losses resulting from injuries sustained in a car accident. Contact West Law Office in Spokane, Washington, to find out more about your legal options.

About the Author

Russell West

Russell West from West Law Office, located in Spokane, Washington represents clients in areas of criminal traffic, misdemeanors, and personal injury. DUI’s, Reckless Driving, Negligent driving, Hit and Run, and Driving with Suspended license are the majority of criminal traffic violations. Drug Charges, Theft, and Domestic Violence account for most of the other criminal cases Russell handles.


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