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Animals on the Road

Deer-in-the-RoadAnimals on the road are always a possibility. Often, you see the animal too late and don’t have much room to maneuver. If you realize hitting an animal is going to happen, stay calm and avoid slamming on your brakes or swerving suddenly. This could lead to a serious traffic collision. If you strike an animal, attempt to find the owner. If the owner can’t be found, call the Humane Society or the local police department. Do not try to move or transport an injured animal, and never leave an injured animal to die.

Be on the lookout for animals on the road and drive with caution. Anticipating the appearance of animals can help you steer clear of them.