Riddle & Brantley Presents: Safety Counts for Deer Season
Welcome to safety counts, as temperatures cool and the fall season gets under, way we want to remind you to be aware of deer on the roads. According to the Department of Transportation, nearly half of all deer related accidents happen in the months of October, November, and December. The most common time for accidents is between 5 P.M. and 7 A.M., this is the time when deer are most active and drivers have limited light to see them. In order to avoid deer, the Department of Transportation recommends: Slowing down in wooded, and marked deer crossing areas Drive with low beams when possible, and Look for the reflection of eyes in the headlights If a deer does happen to run out in front of you, sadly, it is better to hit it, rather than to swerve and lose control of your vehicle causing a more serious crash. Remember, deer on the roadway can be a very dangerous situation, so drive slower, keep distance between other vehicles, and stay alert. I should know, my wife and I hit one just last month in Clayton. As always, remember; safety counts.