Watch out for Buck!

Don’t Test Your Luck, Watch Out For Buck!

Tips and Tricks to help avoid deer collision:

  1. Be particularly alert during mating season. More than half of the crashes happen when deer are mating, and in May and June during the birthing season.
  2. Be vigilant at dusk and at dawn. A high percentage of crashes occur during the low-light or dark hours of the day when deer move between daytime bedding sites and evening feeding areas.
  3. Slow down and scan the sides of the road and ditches for animals when driving through forested lands or near river and stream banks.
  4. Drive defensively and expect the unexpected. If you see a deer near the road, slow down because it might dart in front of you. And, if there is one deer, there may be more nearby.
  5. Don’t swerve. While it may seem like the right thing to do, swerving to avoid a deer could cause you to lose control or travel into the path of another vehicle. Striking a deer is safer than colliding with another vehicle or a tree.