Deer Car-Truck accidents

Cybergal

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Deer will soon be on the move, resulting in more deer Car-Truck accidents.


What are some safety tips?


Be alert for movement on the roadsides

Be especially alert between dawn and dusk

Be prepared for animals to change direction


[FONT=ARIAL, SANS SERIF]Top vehicle vs. animal locations:[/FONT]
[FONT=ARIAL, SANS SERIF]I-70 and U.S. 285 west of Denver[/FONT]
[FONT=ARIAL, SANS SERIF]I-70 west of Vail[/FONT]
[FONT=ARIAL, SANS SERIF]I-70 at Glenwood Springs[/FONT]
[FONT=ARIAL, SANS SERIF]Colo. 82 from Glenwood Springs to Aspen[/FONT]
[FONT=ARIAL, SANS SERIF]Colo. 13 from Rifle to Wyoming state line[/FONT]
[FONT=ARIAL, SANS SERIF]U.S. 36 north of Boulder[/FONT]
[FONT=ARIAL, SANS SERIF]I-25 at Colorado Springs[/FONT]
[FONT=ARIAL, SANS SERIF]U.S. 160 east of Alamosa[/FONT]
[FONT=ARIAL, SANS SERIF]U.S. 160 west of Del Norte[/FONT]
[FONT=ARIAL, SANS SERIF]U.S. 550 and U.S. 160 at Durango[/FONT]
[FONT=ARIAL, SANS SERIF]U.S. 285 north of Salida[/FONT]
[FONT=ARIAL, SANS SERIF]U.S. 40 east of Craig[/FONT]
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AdamAnt

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So glad this hasn't happened to me yet. The interstates don't bother me so much, but getting on the smaller highways at night and early morning can make for some close calls!
 

Mike

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If they run across the road in front of you, don't throw on your high beams, and don't honk. That is two ways to get them to stop in their tracks almost every time.

Take it from a moose, we know these things :)
 

awayigo

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And don't forget these guys in the northwest:

 

Mike

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I was stopped by a moose in the road, many years ago up in Maine. Hitting them isn't an option, and they don't get in any hurry getting out of the way.
 

Roadmedic

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If they run across the road in front of you, don't throw on your high beams, and don't honk. That is two ways to get them to stop in their tracks almost every time.

Take it from a moose, we know these things :)

You would be surprised by the number of people that think you should honk so they know you are there.

Out in Montana, came upon a gang of deer about 30 standing on the road in one lane and on both sides of the road. As I was approaching them very slowly, the guy behind me started honking. The deer went everywhere. I have no idea how I missed them. Explained it to him that you just slowly go by and they don't seem to notice.
 

Mike

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LOL,

You definitely don't want to do that to a moose, tends to make them come after you, and they can do some major damage to a stopped car.
 

Roadmedic

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Yeah, I saw an SUV hit a moose on the interstate just north of Anchorage. They both lost. Driver was okay, because Moose entered passenger side where no one was.
 

Mike

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Was you driving a truck up there?

I have always wanted to make at least one run up there, probably won't ever happen though. I hear it is a pretty tough haul.
 

Roadmedic

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I deliver RV's now. I took a trailer to Fairbanks, AK, then proceeded to tour the state. I went to Denali, (to look at Mt. McKinley), Anchorage, & Valdez.

Had only wanted to go to Alaska for over 30 years. This way I got paid.

Used to drive a semi, may be doing it again if the freight doen't pick up.
Went and did the big trucks last winter, prefer my independence. I work when I need the money.
 

Roadmedic

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I have all my pictures posted at photobucket.com

Just do a search for Roadmedic and then you can choose to see the slideshow or individual pictures.
 

Mike

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You should link that in your sig or something. I am sure people would love to go through the photos.
 

awayigo

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Roadmedic,
It looks like you took alot of the same roads as I in July 06. And had the same weather! We never did get a view of Mt McKinley and we were in Denali for a week. Everyday was overcast or rainy. Your photo album was dated July 07. Is that when you were there?
 
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