Archive for Saturday, October 9, 2010

AAA offering tips for motorists about deer

October 9, 2010


— Kansans are getting advice on driving safely during deer mating season.

The AAA notes that deer cause 1.6 million vehicle crashes annually.

The Insurance Information Institute says such accidents average $3,000 in damages.

Deer accidents spike from October through December, during mating season.

KAKE-TV in Wichita reported that AAA executive vice president Jim Hanni says it’s essential for drivers to stay alert and focused. If there’s no oncoming traffic, they should use high-beam lights at night.

Deer often move in groups, so if a driver sees one, there may be more around the animal.

If a driver can’t avoid a collision, it’s best to brake firmly and stay in the same lane. Swerving often increases damage.


number3of5 7 years, 7 months ago

Just go to walmart and get a set of deer warners and put them on your vehicle. Unless the deer are unable to hear the whistle due to a passing train, they will not jump in front of your vehicle. If they are already in the road, you need to be driving at a speed that you can safely stop.

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