As fall creeps in, the risk of a deer-vehicle accidents greatly increases. Deer-vehicle collisions are actually three times more likely to occur on a day in November than they are on any day between February 1 and August 31.
Travelers recently provided these valuable driving tips to help you avoid hitting a large animal and to limit or avoid damage to your vehicle:
- Deer collisions typically happen from sunset to midnight and in the hours before and after sunrise. Be especially alert during these times.
- Drive carefully through areas with high deer populations and deer crossing zones. Deer typically travel in numbers, so where you see one, there are likely others.
- When traveling at night, use your high beams whenever possible.
- If you see deer, slow down and blow your horn to frighten them away. Stay in your lane and brake firmly. Many deer-related accidents are caused by one car hitting another while attempting to avoid an animal.
- Always wear your seatbelt.
- Do not rely on deer whistles to repel deer.
For additional resources, contact a Knowledge Broker at R&R Insurance. Drive safely!