November has arrived, and this means deer season has as well.
How to prevent a deer accident?
One of the most widely known recommendations
is mounting deer whistles on your truck to alert deer of your truck’s presence. These devices are easy to install and a great way to prevent accidents. Ultrasonic sounds created by the air passing through the whistles as you drive warn the deer.
Whistles are great tools but are not always enough to stop a crash.
Please remember to pay close attention to the warning signs displayed on the road as November is mating season for deer.
Some accidents are simply unavoidable!
Wearing your seatbelt at all times is crucial. It can prevent serious harm in the event of an accident. Never swerve your truck to avoid a deer. This can turn a small incident into a tragedy as trucks have been known to flip over or veer off the road.
In the event you do hit a deer, it is important to follow a few simple steps to ensure your own safety and the safety of others. Don't panic, remain calm and pull over to the side of the road. Put your flashers on and contact police and make a report. Remember to always document and report to your dispatcher to make them aware.