Tuesday Tips: Avoiding Deer Hits This Season

deer1This time of year is notorious for deer hits. After daylight savings, you may now be leaving work when it is already dark outside. This reduces your visibility immensely and increases the risk of hitting a deer.

You may want to review your auto insurance and make sure you have comprehensive auto coverage on your vehicle. Comprehensive coverage with your Wisconsin insurance policy covers, “everything except collision.” This includes fire, theft, vandalism, falling objects, hail, glass, and animal hits. Any damage done by a deer, comprehensive coverage will cover.

The best way to handle a deer hit is to try to avoid it from happening. Review these Tuesday Tips on how to avoid deer hits this season.

  • Stay attentive when you are behind the wheel and obey the speed limit.
  • Use your high beam headlights when it is dark outside to increase your visibility at night.
  • Watch for deer crossing signs and make sure you are watching ditches and roadsides for deer.
  • Deer often travel together so if you see one deer, there is often more to follow.
  • Whatever you do, do not swerve the car if you see a deer. This could cause you to run into oncoming traffic and create a very serious accident.

Stay safe on the roadways this season and make the extra effort to watch for deer. In addition, it may be a good time to review your auto policy so contact your local agent at Community Insurance and we can help you with any of your insurance related needs.

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