With the days getting shorter heading deeper into fall, it is close to the time of year when drivers will need to pay extra attention to their surroundings as the dark takes up more of our drive time. The reduction in daylight can present special challenges, including the ability to spot a deer dashing toward the roadway.
While the rut - or mating season – is still several weeks away, you may start to see more deer on your daily drive, according to Mark Anderson, owner of Andy’s Auto Body. If you hit a deer, he wants you to remember you have the right to take your vehicle to whatever shop you want, no matter what your insurance company says.
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He says avoid swerving to miss the deer, as you can wind up rolling the vehicle if you jerk the wheel, or get into a head-on crash by entering an oncoming lane of traffic.