What weighs 200 pounds, reaches speeds of up to 45 mph and can cost you thousands of dollars in a split second?
Deer collisions cost U.S. drivers millions every year, with an average repair cost of more than $4,000 for each claim. And odds for a deer collision double from October through December.
-Be more alert at dawn and dusk, when deer are most active
-If you feel the need to swerve, use caution and be aware of oncoming traffic and your surroundings
-Slow down; headlights only shine 200 to 250 feet in front of a vehicle, and a standard-sized vehicle typically takes 240 feet to come to a complete stop from 60 mph.
-When you see a deer cross the road, slow down and expect more to follow
-Watch for "deer crossing" signs and slow down when they are present
-Keep in mind deer typically travel in pairs
-Use high beams while driving at night if there is no other traffic around
In the event that you are involved in an accident with a deer or any other animal, know that our agency will guide you through the entire claim process and get you back on the road as soon as possible.
If our office is closed and you need to report a claim immediately, contact your insurance company and we will follow up with you once we are notified.
Article from our carrier, National General