Fall is a beautiful time of year, but it’s also when the most wildlife-vehicle collisions occur. More than 300,000 such incidents occur between October and December every year, according to the Federal Highway Administration.
To reduce the odds of being involved in an animal-related collision, follow these tips:
- Stay focused while driving. Check your mirrors regularly so you always know what is going on around you.
- Use your headlights at night. Using your high beam headlights will help illuminate the road at night. Further, animals’ eyes
often glow in headlights, making them easier to spot.
- Watch your speed while driving. Animals are unpredictable and often dart into the road. Reducing your speed helps
increase your reaction time.
- Do not swerve your vehicle. If you see an animal, gradually slow down and stop, if necessary.