It’s deer season in Western Pennsylvania, which means the chances of hitting a deer with your vehicle are much higher. During the season, deer – especially bucks – are more active and less cautious.
So, how do you and your loved ones prevent a deer collision? Here are a few tips that could help:
- Be cautious driving during dusk and dawn. Deer are most active during these times.
- Don’t swerve if you see a deer. When drivers try to avoid a deer, they can lose control of their cars or hit another vehicle.
- If you see one deer, it usually means there are more. Deer travel in packs, so it is best to slow down and wait, because there’s a good chance another is close by.
- If you do hit a deer, report it to the police. Do not touch the deer. It could be frightened and injure you or further injure itself.
If an accident does occur, you can report a claim by calling 412-367-8810.