Okay, all you leaf peepers out there -- the most wonderful time of the year is slowly creeping in. Already some trees are starting to display brilliant spots of yellow and red, and soon great swaths of color will sweep the landscape. But keep your eyes on the road! Drivers distracted by nature’s splendor is just one of the fall driving hazards you have to look out for in the coming months.

The changing season brings with it less daylight. Many commuters used to driving home from work in daylight now will be driving home at sunset. Although beautiful, the sunset’s glare can make driving difficult. Invest in a good pair of sunnies to cut the impact. And as you turn onto your street, watch for kids playing in the road or pedestrians out enjoying the fall air. Twilight makes them more difficult to see.

Fall also brings with it much cooler night temperatures. This can affect your morning commute by creating freezing conditions on the road. Watch for ice and potholes, and be particularly cautious of bridges, where ice tends to linger. Decelerating before crossing one is a good practice.

Fall leaves can become dangerous when a heavy rainstorm takes them off the trees. Wet leaves covering the road are slippery and your car may lose traction, especially when rounding a curve. Also, watch out for raked piles of leaves and avoid them. Not only do kids love to hang out in them, if you park on a pile of dry leaves, your car’s heat could be enough to start a fire.

Fall is an extremely active time for deer, so if you know they live in your area, watch out for them crossing the road. Slow down if you see one on the side of the road in case it suddenly decides to race across. And if you see one deer cross the road, expect to see another one. They travel in groups. Accidentally killing a deer would be tragic, but it also could destroy your car or the precious lives within it.

So be aware of the hazardous changes this season, and you’ll be able enjoy its beauty. 

J.K. Olivieri Insurance Agency, Inc. is an independent insurance agency founded in 1979 which represents a number of major insurance companies. Our mission is to protect our clients’ financial future. We feel our role as an insurance agency is to assist our clients in selecting the best possible programs to fill their specific needs. In doing so, we shall research and present our clients with the best possible programs available at the best possible prices.


J.K. Olivieri Insurance Agency, Inc.
64 East Grove Street
Middleboro, MA 02346
Phone: 508-947-1818
Phone: 508-580-0781
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Holiday Hours:    

11/24/21       Thanksgiving                     Closing at 3pm

11/25/21       Thanksgiving                     Closed

11/26/21       Thanksgiving                     Closed

12/03/21       Office Christmas Party      Closing at 3pm

12/24/21       Christmas Eve                   Closed

12/31/21       New Year's Eve                 Closed