The Five Ways That Fall Will Try to Kill You
I bet you didn't know we're lucky to be alive three weeks into fall. It's apparently a miracle that any of us have survived this long.
A list has popped up online that lists off all the ways that autumn can kill you. So I guess we're just supposed to hide in our homes until winter, you know, when it's safe.
Here are five ways fall will try to kill you:
- Sun glare. With days getting shorter, the sun is more likely to be right in your eyes during peak commute times.
- Wet leaves on the ground. Wet leaves are slippery and cause a lot of falls, even some car crashes. They can hide hazards on the road, like potholes.
- Deer. Over 1.5 million Americans hit deer with their cars each year. Almost half of those collisions happen in October, November, and December.
- Fireplaces. They're involved in about 23,000 house fires every year, and most of those fires happen in the fall.
- Burning candles. An uptick in candle-related fires starts in October. The bedroom, living room, and bathroom are the top three danger zones. Make sure you put your candles out before you fall asleep.