Car Wrecks With Deer

Written by Greg on December 10, 2013

With winter here, it’s a good time to remember that this is ‘deer’ season and add extra caution to your driving. While these animals may seem beautiful from afar – they are the cause of numerous crashes and fatalities each year. If you keep the following advice in mind – you may save yourself or a family member from potential disaster.

*Be alert when driving through the countryside particularly the Texas hill country. Unfortunately we tend to get lost in the beauty of a particularly ethereal location and only snap back to reality when an animal darts out in front of our car. Try to stay focused and drive defensively.

*Do not speed on country roads. That way – you’ll be able to react to an animal appearing suddenly before you. In inclement weather when the roads are more slippery – slowing down is even more important.

*Keep an eye on the road in front of you and actively scan both sides of the road in search of animals that may run out. In addition, always be especially wary at sunrise and sunset because these are the times that deer and moose are more active.

*Use your high beams at night so as to illuminate more of the road. If a deer runs out in front quickly beep the horn to prevent them from becoming mesmerized by the headlights. Slow down as quickly as possible but do not swerve radically. It may be better to hit a deer than to lose control of the car.

When driving early in the morning or late at night in areas where there are substantial populations of deer, keep an eye out to avoid a costly repair to your vehicle or a potential serious crash that could be fatal.

Every year there are number of car wrecks with dear that result in very serious injuries and even fatalities. It is very easy to lose control of a vehicle when a deer hits the windshield of your vehicle.




Posted Under: Auto Accidents, Safety

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