Most of the roads I travel are marked with deer crossing signs. Seeing deer crossing the road at night is a common occurrence. The deer usually are moving at dawn and dusk. I was surprised to see deer in the middle of the afternoon.
According to data from State Farm, the likelihood of a licenced driver hitting a deer in Pennsylvania is 1 in 86. State Farm offers tips in avoiding Deer-Vehicle collisions.
Here are tips on how to reduce the odds of a deer-vehicle collision involving your vehicle becoming part of the story we tell next year:Be aware of posted deer crossing signs. These are placed in active deer
Remember that deer are most active between 6 and 9 p.m.
If a deer collision seems inevitable, attempting to swerve out of the way could cause you to lose control of your vehicle or place you in the path of an oncoming vehicle.Be Safe!