According to the 2010 numbers in State Farm’s annual deer collision study, Pennsylvania ranks as the sixth most dangerous state for deer collisions. As residents of a state with such high statistics, we all need to pay close attention when driving during dawn, dusk or on rural roadways.
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Pennsylvanians have a one in 85 chance of involvement in a Pennsylvania car crash with a deer. The following safety tips can help to ensure you are not one of the over 100,000 drivers who is involved in a Pennsylvania car accident with a deer.
- Pay attention to road signs – Be aware of signs which indicate a likelihood of a deer encounter.
- Drive slowly – If you are driving in an area where there is a high deer population, such as a wooded area, slow down.
- Use your high beams – Whenever possible, use your high beams to better illuminate the roadway and surrounding areas.
- Do not swerve – If you swerve you could put yourself in far greater danger. Do not overreact. Your chances of going up against a deer are much better than going up against another car or a tree.
- Always wear your seat belt – Sometimes accidents are inevitable. Always wear your seat belt to lower your chances of serious injury.
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