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When The Deer Gets In Your Way
Summer has come and gone and now the little hints that winter is coming is sure going to be a real good thing for those who simply love the cold. But then again, it is also very important that you do remember that this is also when the deer start coming out right towards your vehicle. Indeed, this would be the right period to dub “deer season”.
When do the deer start coming out? According to experts, these harmless folk start traversing to the roads come October up until December primarily because this is the period when the male deer has a great amount of activity. It may sound quite harmless but remember that when they do start going your way, it would end up in a lot of vehicular collisions. Perhaps it would not be a big deal if you only had your Subaru auto parts to think about. But then again, it is not all about that. It also does involve other aspects like you suffering from grave injuries or even losing your life simply because a deer crossed your path while you were driving down the road.
Mike Convery is the current vice president and chief claim officer at the MetLife Auto & Home business and he does inform people, “Deer are bigger and heaver than people may think. Every year, we receive reports of hundreds of claims involving animal related collisions during the fall months. According to the Insurance Information Institute, the average cost for a collision claim is ,800, although, when a bodily injury is involved, that cost rises to ,000. These collisions come from out of nowhere, occur in seconds, and can result in significant property damage and life-threatening situations. Fortunately, by staying alert and reacting appropriately, drivers can avoid many collisions.”
So what do you do?
It is important that you do take into consideration the time that you are driving. You see, deer are very much active during sunset up until midnight. They are also active before and after sunrise. So you may want to be more careful during these times. It is also important that you do try to be always on the alert. You see, deer are not likely to run to roads alone. This simply means that if you do see one, there are also others nearby.
About the Author: As a manager of one of the largest auto store in Springfield,Massachusetts, Sarah has extensive expertise on auto parts and automotives in general. This 42 year old is a certified car enthusiast.