Montlick & Associates Warns Drivers of the Potential for Deadly Deer Collisions From October Through December
GEORGIA- Deer are commonly out on the road during the fall in Georgia, according to KPVI.COM.
The fall is the most active season for deer in the state, and drivers are more at risk for striking these large animals this time of year. Experts say drivers should be more alert and looking out for deer on the road during this peak time and remember that deer travel in groups. If a deer runs into the roadway, it may only be the first of several deer that are about to cross your path. Drivers often strike a deer after seeing another one pass in front of their vehicle. When the driver sees the first deer run across the road, drivers often assume that the risk has already passed and proceed only to strike another animal.
Biologists explain that October through December is the mating season for deer. Male deer will begin searching for mates, which increases the activity of these animals and may lead to them running on to the road.
Another issue is created by daylight savings time. As the days become shorter, many drivers are out at dawn and dusk. In some cases, rush hour commutes will coincide with the hours in which deer are at their most active. This also increases the risk of collisions between cars and deer.
Drivers should remember that deer are wild animals and that they are unpredictable. A deer that appears to be calmly standing near the roadside may unexpectedly leap into your path. In order to avoid serious consequences with these animals, drivers should remember to use caution, expect more deer if you see only one and remember, deer are more likely to be on the road at dusk and dawn during the fall.
If a deer does enter your path, slow down, but avoid swerving violently to dodge the animal. Slowing down will reduce the severity of the impact and minimize the results of the crash. When drivers swerve to avoid deer, sometimes drivers end up striking another vehicle or driving another car off of the road.
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