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Avoiding deer while driving
« on: June 01, 2021, 10:50:57 PM »
On a recent overnight drive across Pennsylvania, I noticed lots and lots of deer everywhere. There were tons on the side of the highway and there was even one running alongside my car. There was a decent amount of roadkill as well, including a huge deer laying in the middle of the lane. BH I wasn't in that lane but there was no way I could've avoided it had I been there.

Are there any tricks to make these types of drives safer? I saw stranded vehicles with smashed-in front ends as I was driving by and want to know if there are any methods that can be employed to avoid that.
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Re: Avoiding deer while driving
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2021, 10:54:43 PM »
Don't swerve away, try to break calmly

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Re: Avoiding deer while driving
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2021, 10:55:57 PM »
Cousin was driving to Pennsylvania otw to his wedding. A deer jumped out in front of him and he swerved around it but crashed into the side barriers. B"h completely fine. I'm not sure if there is something specifically u can do. Really have to be very vigilant. It actually happened during the day when its a lot easier to see them.. avoid driving at night if possible.

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Re: Avoiding deer while driving
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Re: Avoiding deer while driving
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2021, 11:08:19 PM »
DO NOT SWERVE. Hitting a deer is a lot less dangerous.

This is me last year after some numnut swerved to avoid a deer and pit maneuvered me instead:




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Re: Avoiding deer while driving
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2021, 11:08:50 PM »
If you see a doe cross most likely a buck will be right behind.
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Re: Avoiding deer while driving
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2021, 11:19:04 PM »
Don't they sell some sort of whistle you can attach to the front of your car that makes noise when going above a certain speed to scare deer away?

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Re: Avoiding deer while driving
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2021, 11:21:41 PM »
I've also heard that it's best to accelerate at the last moment so the car isn't tilting downwards on impact. But that's not practical advice

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Re: Avoiding deer while driving
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Re: Avoiding deer while driving
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2021, 11:25:38 PM »
Yes something like that

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Re: Avoiding deer while driving
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2021, 11:33:48 PM »
DO NOT SWERVE. Hitting a deer is a lot less dangerous.

This is me last year after some numnut swerved to avoid a deer and pit maneuvered me instead:




https://vinnews.com/2019/10/26/nj-state-trooper-prevents-hatzolah-from-providing-care-on-garden-state-parkway-video/
Was there any follow up about that officer?

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Re: Avoiding deer while driving
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2021, 12:52:04 AM »
Was there any follow up about that officer?
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Re: Avoiding deer while driving
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2021, 08:11:16 AM »
Was there any follow up about that officer?
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Re: Avoiding deer while driving
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2021, 08:51:41 AM »
I've also heard that it's best to accelerate at the last moment so the car isn't tilting downwards on impact. But that's not practical advice
I don't think it's safe/feasible to accelerate, but I've heard to take the foot off the break so that the car bounces up a drop and minimizes the chance of the deer flying through the windshield.
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Re: Avoiding deer while driving
« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2021, 09:20:55 AM »
KISS: Hit the brakes!
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Re: Avoiding deer while driving
« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2021, 10:20:12 PM »