Oh Deer! Time to keep a look out for them on the roads


It’s that time of the year, time to keep a look out for deer on the road.

October through early December is mating season for deer and they are out and about more which includes roadways,

Deer are most active from dawn to dusk and with daylight savings time approaching rush hour will occur during their most active times of day.

Be aware that deer are wildlife and can be unpredictable. Just because they are calming standing on the side of the road does not mean that they will not dart out into the roadway so use careful and proactive driving techniques.

Also be aware that deer generally travel in groups so if you see one there may be others to look out for.

Road shoulders generally provide a green source of food during dry seasons and may increase deer population around roadways.

If it is too late to avoid a collision, slow down as much as possible. Resist the urge to swerve as this could cause more damage to your vehicle or cause a collision with another vehicle.

Just remember to keep an eye and use more caution during this time of year where more deer are out.

Make sure you have comprehensive coverage on your vehicle should an unavoidable collision with a deer occur. Your agent would be happy to discuss this with you.

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