A collision with a deer could lead you in need of anything from a visit to the car paint shop to full-blown car body repair, and the risk of this incident gets even higher during deer season. Here are some tips to minimize your risk of needing auto collision repair after a deer accident.

Deer Season: Safe Driver Tips 

Obey the Rules of the Road

Obeying posted speed limits and other road markers are even more important than usual during deer season. Driving the speed limit will give you more time to react if a deer crosses your path and reduce the impact’s severity if an accident does occur. You should also notice deer crossing signs, so you know to pay extra attention and watch for any animals approaching the roadway.

Use Your Vehicle’s Safety Equipment

Taking advantage of your vehicle’s safety features gives you the best chance of avoiding accidents and injury on the road. Buckling your seatbelt is even more critical during deer season so you can be secure if an accident occurs. Also, be sure to switch on your headlights so that you’re better able to spot deer and ensure you’re visible to other drivers.

Avoid Any Distractions

It’s never a good idea to drive distracted, but this dangerous habit becomes even riskier when deer season comes around. Make sure to keep your eyes on the road and don’t let things like adjusting the music in your vehicle or checking a message on your phone distract you. Even a momentary lapse in concentration can lead to an accident.

Pay Attention to the Time You’re Driving

Deer are most active in the morning and evening, in the hours just after the sun rises and before it sets. Be especially cautious if you have to drive during these hours. These are when accidents involving deer are most likely to occur.

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