Thomas Township

Practice safe driving on the road – It is estimated that every two minutes, a driver makes 400 observations, 40 decisions and one mistake.

Expect bad decisions from other drivers and try to reduce your own.

Don’t Veer for Deer

Car-deer crashes are a $130 million a year problem in Michigan. To avoid these crashes, know the facts; take PRECAUTIONS and NEVER SWERVE TO AVOID HITTING A DEER.  Most car-deer crash deaths and injuries occur when drivers swerve to avoid hitting a deer and strike a fixed object or hit another vehicle instead.  About 80% of all car-deer crashes occur on two lane roads between dusk and dawn.

These are tips from the Michigan Deer Crash Coalition:

  • Be aware, awake, alert and sober when driving.
  • Be especially alert in spring and fall, and at dawn and dusk.
  • Pay attention to speed limit and deer crossing signs.
  • When you see a deer, slow down and expect more of them. Deer travel in herds, in single file.  Where one is seen, others may soon appear.
  • Don’t expect to deter deer by flashing your lights, using high beam or honking.
  • If a crash in unavoidable – DON’T SWERVE.  Brake firmly, hold onto the steering wheel, stay in your lane and bring your vehicle to a controlled stop.
  • If you hit a deer, pull over, turn on emergency flashers and take safety precautions if you leave your vehicle.
  • Don’t attempt to remove a deer from the roadway unless you are convinced it is dead.  An injured deer is dangerous.
  • Call 911 to report the accident.

 Safety Tips

  • Always wear your seatbelt.
  • Do not clutter up your windows or viewing area with signs, ornaments or other hanging items.
  • Make sure windows, headlights and taillights are clear of snow and/or frost before driving.
  • Allow extra driving time during poor weather conditions.  Always drive in a manner that allows you to stop your car safely.
  • Do not get involved in roadway confrontations where another driver’s “Road Rage” may draw you into a dangerous situation.
  • If another driver becomes angry with you, try to ignore him/her and do not make eye contact with the person.

 

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