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Avoiding Deer Can Get Tricky in the Fall

As the fall weather creeps in, local deer populations become more active than during the summer months. They are foraging, mating, and preparing for winter as well as trying to avoid hunters’ bullet.

deer in roadAll of this frantic activity can send a deer bounding out onto a road at any time. Drivers have much to be wary of out on the roads and the fall brings on the added hazard of avoiding a potentially calamitous collision with a deer. The time period between October and the end of the year is the time when deer are the most active and the potential for tragedy is the highest. November is an especially active period for them. It is important to always watch carefully for deer, especially around dusk. Also, avoid driving too fast so if you do see a deer, you have time to slow down and avoid it.

Deer are up and about starting just after sunset and all through the night. Make use of your high beams when you can, especially on winding country roads. Vehicle maintenance is always critical to your safety. Ensure that your brakes and lights are in good working order and check on the condition of your tires. Check your brake lights. You don’t need a rear end collision on top of trying to stop for a deer.

Never swerve away from a deer if it puts you in oncoming traffic. It will endanger vehicles traveling in the other lane and deer can change direction very quickly. Slow down and attempt to stop without excess maneuvering.

If you do happen to hit a deer, get to the side of the road if you can and activate your hazard lights. Call 911 and stay until emergency help arrives.

Also keep in mind that deer rarely travel alone. If there is one, there are most likely more nearby. Be wary and cautious. Slow down and be in control. Everyone’s safety depends on it.

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