Its Deer Season – Set Your Sights on Safety

According to the National Highway Safety Administration, there are about 1.5 million deer-related auto accidents each year. Most of those occur in October and November, which is mating season for the animals. Deer tend to travel in herds, so if you see one, lookout for more that may follow.

* Keep an eye out for deer signs-they are placed at known deer-crossing areas. Reduce your speed when you see a sign.
* Animals tend to be active during dusk and dawn so be extra-conscious during these times. Stay cautious and watch your speed.
* Make sure your headlights are in working order to ensure you see well at night. Using high beams can help you spot wildlife but be considerate of other drivers when using them.
* Stay focused while driving. Do not text, talk on your phone or allow passengers to distract you.
* Always wear your seat belt. This won’t prevent a collision but it can save your life depending on the severity of the accident.