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Avoiding Animal Collisions  

Avoiding Animal Collisions

Although animals remain active throughout the year, they travel farther distances during the summer and fall seasons. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, traffic deaths from collisions with animals happen most often this time of year. Here are some quick tips to avoid collisions:

  • Slow down if you see an animal near a road, as its movement is often unpredictable.
  • Don’t assume that an animal is alone, as they frequently travel in packs.
  • Slow down in heavily wooded areas or when you’re driving near sources of natural water.
  • Use your high beams at night to see animals easier.

Don’t swerve if you see an animal in the road, as you may hit another vehicle or hazard. Instead, apply the brakes.

More Highway and Traffic Safety tips:

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety  http://www.hwysafety.org/