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.