Deer On The Move In June

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It’s that time again – there are always deer on the move in June. Typically, drivers experience a higher potential for crashes involving deer in the roadways. Does will be looking for safe places to birth their young, and young deer will separate from their mothers on a regular basis. Due to the steep increase in activity amongst the deer population, the paths of drivers and deer will cross on a more regular basis.

To avoid these types of collisions, remember to stay alert – look ahead, and be prepared to slow down. 

  • Watch closely in the mornings and evenings.
  • Avoid distracted driving practices.
  • Always wear a seatbelt.
  • Don’t expect deer to run from the headlights of your vehicle – more often than not, it freezes them in their tracks.
  • Use the vehicle’s horn to scare away deer standing on the shoulder.
  • When a deer is spotted, always remember to scan your surroundings for more.
  • Do not swerve.

In the event that you do strike a deer:

  • Do not touch the animal. – It could hurt you or itself.

Sources

Colorado DOT

Wisconsin DOT