With the temps still low in the evenings, beware of deer and other wild critters in the road. Even when you are in Pineville on Susek Drive, it is not uncommon to have a family of Deer crossing the road.
This is a great blog entry from Kristin on how to avoid wildlife collisions.
How to Avoid Wildlife Collisions
Large wildlife animals can be very dangerous to walkers, bicyclists and drivers. If you come upon them on the road, STAY IN YOUR CAR, drive defensively and let them have the road to pass. If they hit your car, call 9-11 but stay in your car as they may come back while you are outside observing the damage to your vehicle.
Depending on your area, you can be at risk of deer, elk, cows, horses, sheep, mountain lions, and bears running across the roads.
Many times if you slow down or stop to give them some room, they will meander off for some tasty food or to meet up with the rest of the group. Honk your horn or flash your lights if possible and it may scare them off.
Wildlife crossing highways can cause a lot of damage all across the nation to drivers and their vehicles. It is estimated that there are approx. 750,000 – 1.5 million wildlife-vehicle collisions in the US annually.
-Dawn and Dusk are peak times for animals to be crossing.
-Slow down at curves as you never know what is around the corner.
-If you see on animal, expect that their may be others nearby.
-Watch for animal crossing signs posted or flashing signs on the highways. These signs are posted because of numerous animals sitings/collisions in the area.
-Seasonal Times: Mating Season in fall and winter can be peak times for animal activity but also spring when the migration is over and the animals wake up and start foraging for food. Summer can be peak times too as if food gets scare, animals move into the neighborhood to check out porches, trash cans and eat plants.
-If you cannot avoid an animal, try not to swerve or slam on your brakes that would cause your vehicle to crash or get rear ended by another car. Call 9-11 to report the accident. In many states, if you pick up the animal and take it with you, you can be arrested and fined.
Be Safe and Drive Defensively!
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