Instant Insights / Autumn: Risks to avoid

Autumn hazards include wildlife encounters, rear-end crashes, auto thefts, and weather-related auto and property issues.


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As the seasons change, so do the types of claims adjusters see. Falling leaves create a skidding hazard for unwary drivers. Running deer and other wildlife rarely bother to look both ways before they cross a road. And drivers in a hurry may decide to rush off before their windshields and rear windows are fully defrosted, providing a partially obstructed view of anyone else on the road.

Farmers Insurance offers drivers and homeowners safety tips in their Seasonal Smarts Digest, which has recommendations for each season. Other fall hazards include rear-end crashes, auto thefts, and weather-related auto and property issues.

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