People are often baffled by deer behavior on the roads, sharing stories of deer not only darting out into the road but jumping right into the side of the car or stopped in the middle of the road, "caught in the headlights."
This video (thanks to National Forests) does a great job of helping us understand deer behavior and promotes greater awareness of how motorists can anticipate deer activity. Below are a few tips from the video for how to avoid hitting a deer while driving:
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Have any other guidance on how to avoid hitting a deer while driving? Feel free to submit your comments below! And be sure to see what other resources National Forests has put out there. The It's All Yours campaign about appreciation of our national forests and grasslands is truly inspiring.
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