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Safe Driving During Deer Season

March 2017

Most deer related car accidents take place from late fall to early winter. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports claims for crashes involving animals are three times higher in November. Here are some driving tips to deal with these four-legged friends. 

  • First and foremost, wear your seatbelt.  It’s the easiest step you can take to help keep your family safe.

  • Deer are most active at dawn and dusk.  Be especially attentive during this time.

  • Pay attention to deer-crossing signs. 

  • If you see one deer, keep an eye out for more.  Deer often travel in single file.

  • If you see a deer ahead, you should  brake safely, slow your vehicle and honk your horn.

  • Don’t swerve to miss the deer.  Many serious accidents occur when drivers swerve to avoid a deer.

 

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