When it comes to fall and winter weather, Las Vegas residents stand to encounter much milder conditions on the road, compared with Northern Nevada and many other states. However, this does not necessarily mean that you and others are immune from fall and winter conditions this year. As always, it is smart to be aware of weather conditions, as well as your surroundings while you are driving.

According to Esurance, the changing weather conditions in fall and winter can produce many dangerous situations. Unless you are planning a trip to Reno or Lake Tahoe within the next few months, you are not likely to encounter any snow or ice in Nevada. You might, however, deal with the occasional patch of frost on a particularly chilly evening. This hazard can be especially dangerous in Southern Nevada, since most drivers will not be expecting it.

On the other hand, it is common for fall weather in Southern Nevada to present you with wind, rain, mud and slippery fallen leaves. Each of these conditions is potentially dangerous in traffic. You may also encounter harsh sun glare in the early mornings and evenings, after daylight savings time ends.

You might reduce your risk of being in a weather-related accident this fall and winter season by reducing your speed and showing caution. However, there is not much you can do to prevent others from driving as if there are no hazards present and causing an accident. It is always a good idea to keep in mind that others sharing the road with you may not be exercising caution or courtesy.