Experts Warn Drivers About How to React if a Deer Jumps Out on the Road

October 17, 2018Oct 17, 2018

Each year, thousands of people are in automotive accidents due to deer jumping out on the road. It is a widespread occurrence and many people are even killed due to the animals.

Recently, experts spoke out about what to do if you are driving along and a deer suddenly jumps in your path. According to statistics, experts say you should actually just hit the deer.

It will most likely cause less damage to your car than if you swerve to avoid it. Most people tend to hit other objects, including trees, or even other drivers. In the state of Virginia alone, there are roughly 850,000 deer, which means sighting them on the road would be very likely. 

"November is the month that drivers are most likely to strike a deer. Dawn and dusk carry the highest risk. Nelson Lafon, the deer project coordinator for the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, said the state has about 850,000 deer," reports Fox News.

It is simply a great reminder that deer are everywhere and drivers need to pay constant attention to the road. Fall is a great time to be reminded about the threats drivers face concerning deer. Also, keep a close eye on the road around dusk and dawn since deer are most active during that time. 

Do you live in an area where you have to be on the lookout for deer? Let us hear your thoughts! In other recent news, there has been a major update in the case of the missing 13-year-old from Wisconsin.