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AAA Mid-Atlantic: Oh NO!(vember)
Deer, Darkness and Distraction: A Dangerous Combination for Drivers
PHILADELPHIA, PA (November 6, 2017) AAA is reminding all drivers that the chances of hitting a deer are much greater in November than any other month of the year. Now that daylight saving time has ended, there will be increased vehicular traffic between dusk and dawn – the peak hours for deer activity.
“Unfortunately, the height of deer mating season coincides with shorter, darker days which means drivers really need to look up, look out and limit distractions,” says Jana L. Tidwell, manager of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic. “Commuters in particular are at greater risk because the deer are most active during the morning and evening rush hours.”
While hitting a deer could result in an expensive repair bill, AAA is reminding drivers that the outcome could be even worse. Last year in Pennsylvania, 12 fatalities and 4,018 crashes were reported as a result of hitting a deer, according to PennDOT.
AAA is reminding drivers that the best way to avoid serious injury is to wear a seat belt and ensure that passengers do as well. And, AAA is reminding motorcyclists to wear helmets so that a minor crash does not result in a major tragedy.
AAA offers the following tips to help prevent a crash or to reduce damage from an animal collision:
AAA Insurance reminds drivers that not all policies cover animal strikes.
Collision coverage pays for damage to your car resulting from a collision with an object (e.g., another vehicle, telephone pole, guard rail or mailbox), or as a result of flipping over.
Comprehensive coverage is for damage to your car covered by disasters “other than collisions,” (in this case, contact/collision with animals) and are paid for under the comprehensive portion of an auto insurance policy.
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