Deer season highlights driving safety

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. (NEWS10) – It’s mating season, which means deer are looking for love. It also increases the chance drivers will encounter them on the road.

In the video above the deer gets back up and runs off and no one is hurt, but that’s not always the case. Currently deer are active and on the move – they’re straying from home in unfamiliar places.

“The first instinct is to miss the first object without thinking of the second which could be oncoming traffic,” said Greg Anderson, All-Star Driving School owner.

So, do not assume deer will not jump out onto a major road like Route 9 because they will and often do. As pack animals deer almost never travel alone. If you see one, you can bet there are others nearby.

If a crash is unavoidable the best thing you can remember is never veer for deer.

 

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