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Tips for Avoiding Deer Collision
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Being vigilant can help you avoid a collision.
  • Be vigilant near dawn and dusk, the most active time for deer.
  • Heed deer crossing and speed limit signs.
  • Always wear your safety belt, it reduces your chance of being injured if you hit a deer.
  • If you see a deer by the side of the road, slow down and blow your horn with one long blast to frighten it away.
  • When you see one deer, look for another, they seldom run alone.
  • If a deer looms in your headlights, don’t expect it to move away.  Headlights can confuse a deer and cause it to freeze.
  • Brake firmly when you see a deer in or near your path.
  • Do not swerve.  It can confuse the deer, and it can cause you to lose control and hit a tree or another vehicle.
  • If you hit a deer, stay in your vehicle.  Do not get out and touch the animal.  An injured deer can hurt you or itself.
  • Walking or stopping on the highway is dangerous-you could get hit by an oncoming vehicle.
  • Get your car off the road if possible and call law enforcement.

Wisconsin Traffic Safety Reporter

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