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Deer-Mating Season Brings Higher Risk for Drivers
Oct. 25, 2017 – Deer mating season will soon be in full swing and the chances of striking a deer with your vehicle just went up as well. In South Dakota in 2016, there were 4,664 crashes reported involving wild animals, the majority of these is deer. As a result there were 3 fatalities, and 76 people injured, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.
These types of collisions occur most often in November but are also prevalent in October and December. And as the days get shorter, drivers are more likely to be on the road at dawn and dusk, which are times of high animal activity.
Whether a deer, dog, moose or a squirrel, animals on the roadway are unexpected and their actions can be erratic and unpredictable. AAA encourages drivers to use caution, reduce distractions and stay alert.
“A driver may encounter any number of scenarios at any given moment behind the wheel,” said Marilyn Buskohl, spokesperson for AAA South Dakota. “Giving driving your full attention is essential. The sooner you see an animal on the roadway, the more time you’ll have to react safely.”
What to do if an animal runs in front of your vehicle
What to do if you hit a deer
Auto Insurance Note: Collision coverage pays for damage to your car resulting from a collision with an object (e.g., a telephone pole, a guard rail, a mailbox, an animal), or as a result of flipping over. Comprehensive coverage is for damage to your car covered by disasters “other than collisions,” contacts (in this case, contact/collision with animals) and are paid for under the comprehensive portion of an auto insurance policy.
Who's in the Driver's Seat? The Transformation of Transportation
On Tuesday, October 17, 2017, AAA and TEDx Wilmington held the first TEDx Salon dedicated to ideas worth spreading in transportation.
This event had:
This TEDx WilmingtonSalon was organized in partnership with AAA
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