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deer whistle school busThe deer having regained its footing raced into the woods to my relief. My first deer accident turned out good for both us.

I learned quickly that I should have bought a deer whistle system sooner.

The next encounter with a deer hitting my car was two days later on a different road where I was driving about 60 miles per hour.

I approached a curve in the road which connected to a small bridge.

Just as I was about to cross the bridge, seven deer came running up the embankment next to the bridge railing and proceeded to cross the road. I hit my brakes hard which allowed the lead deer to escape unharmed.

Fortunately the six remaining deer were far enough behind the lead buck that I was able to get through without hurting any of the deer except for one who barely hit the right rear side of vehicle. The hit deer kept running and no damage was found to my vehicle. 

Deer accidents are waiting to happen in areas of deer overpopulation which can be found in many parts of the United States.

After those two close calls, I really started watching the country side closer.

I found myself spending more time scanning the woods and fields along the road than actually watching the road.

Car Deer CollisionsSpending time on line researching deer accidents; I was not surprised to see deer accidents are on the increase.

Electronic deer whistle systems, I learned, while they can not stop all deer-car collisions are the best device to help reduce the chances of being involved in a deer accident.

I know first hand accidents happen in seconds and I mean seconds.

I started noticing the large amount of deer in the fields and in the woods adjacent to the roads especially at night. Those really are eyes staring back at you when the headlights of your car illuminate them as you go down the road.

Deer Eating At Night TimeThe biggest surprise to me was the amount of deer you would start seeing around midnight.

I would see the deer casually stand in people's yards eating the plants in the crop gardens and flower gardens. 

The deer would also be eating the leaves on the trees especially the small young trees.

There was so many out in the yards and running across the roads that I am reminded of rats scurrying about everywhere.

My third encounter with a deer was lucky for me and the single deer.

One night around 1:00 AM I found myself, who by the way now drives slower on country roads, having to stop quickly to avoid hitting a large buck that was just standing in the middle of the road as I approached the curve in the road. He even had the audacity to just stand there and look at me until I blew the horn.

deer whistle motor cycleMan-In-A-Hurry.com hopes you avoid the growing deer population while driving your vehicle or motorcycle.

An estimated one million deer/car collisions are projected to take place annually with many of them fatal for both the deer and the humans.


Insurance Protection Coverage and Deer

Double Check your vehicle insurance  policy to make sure your unexpected up close visit with a deer is covered.

There have been cases where the surprisingly thousands of dollars of damage from hitting a deer was not covered.

Also check to see if your insurance company will give you a discount for installing a deer whistle system.

Use defensive driving techniques to avoid or minimize the chance of a deer accident happening to you especially during these known locations and increased deer activity periods. Note: It can happen anytime and not just during these periods listed below!

• Driving on roads adjacent to forests and fields

• Driving during the October and November breeding season

• Traveling during dawn, mid-morning, dusk and evening hours


Deer Whistle System For Cars and TrucksBetter yet, install a deer whistle system on your car or motorcycle to reduce your chances of hitting the big buck standing in the middle of the road or the deer that races right into your path out of nowhere.

I've been lucky at this point in my on going efforts to keep from colliding with a deer or a herd of deer again anytime soon.

Take it from me. The deer will and do run out in front of you and into the side of your car in a heartbeat.

Deer Avoidance System For MotorcyclesBuy and install a deer whistle system to help increase your chances of avoiding deer gone wild.

Deer whistle systems are available for cars, trucks, buses, semi-trucks and motorcycles.




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