PennDot issues warning about Pennsylvania auto accidents with deer and safe driving tips for the fall
According to PennDot, the fall season brings about many different driving hazards that could lead to car accidents on Bucks County roadways. The normal driving factors such as sun glare, fog, and wet roads will now be complicated by wet leaves, frost and deer.
PennDot informs us that deer are in breeding season in the fall and are mainly feed at night being most active between sunset and sunrise. 46% of all reported Pennsylvania car accidents involved deer during the months of October and November (in the past 5 years). 78% of these auto accidents occurred between 5 p.m. and 6 a.m.
In 2009, there were 3,000 Pennsylvania auto accidents reported involving deer injuring 600 people and killing five.
To avoid auto accidents with deer, PennDot recommends slowing down, being vigilant (especially in the dawn and dusk hours, and increase following distance between vehicles on the road where deer frequent.
If you have been injured in a Bucks County auto accident, contact the award winning Bucks County, Mercer County, and Philadelphia personal injury lawyers at Cordisco & Saile LLC.