How to Avoid Hitting a Deer
It’s still the season for
deer to be out and about, mating and migrating and wandering into the roads. And
as farmland gives way to suburban development, more and more drivers are
colliding with deer.
According to State Farm
Insurance, about 1.5 million cars collided with deer in 2004, resulting in the
deaths of 150 motorists and $1.1 billion in vehicle damages.
What can you do to avoid
hitting a deer?
- Use your high beam
headlights as much as possible, especially on roads where you’re more likely
to see deer. This allows you to see deer sooner, and it gives you a better
chance of avoiding them.
- Don’t rely on mounted
deer whistles. Studies have not shown them to be effective.
- If you can tell that
you’re going to hit a deer, try not to swerve. This typically results in
higher likelihood of injury to you and damage to your car.
State Farm Insurance