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Saving Big Bucks On The Highway

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What would it be like for you to be traveling down the highway late one night and suddenly scream “Oh Deer!” while an massive set of antlers collides with your front fender.
If you follow a couple of simple steps when you drive this winter, you shouldn't have to worry about the risk of having a car crash with a buck – and spending a lot of bucks on the fix. Annually, about 1.5 million drivers hit a deer, and the frigid climate of the winter months are by far the worst season when it comes to deer-vehicle crashes.

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Saving Big Bucks On The Highway

  1. 1. Saving Big Bucks On The Highway What would it be like for you to be traveling down the highway late one night and suddenly scream “Oh Deer!” while an massive set of antlers collides with your front fender. If you follow a couple of simple steps when you drive this winter, you shouldn't have to worry about the risk of having a car crash with a buck – and spending a lot of bucks on the fix. Annually, about 1.5 million drivers hit a deer, and the frigid climate of the winter months are by far the worst season when it comes to deer-vehicle crashes. Deer crashes cause 1.1 billion dollars annually in automobile damage alone, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. On average, the incidents cost $2,800 per insurance claim. On the other hand, they can cost as much as $10,000 if the driver of the vehicle or a passenger is hurt, according to the Insurance Information Institute. The Risks Aren't Only In Rural Areas Deer danger is in every corner of the country, whether or not it's a rural area. The top ten deer danger states are: 1. Pennsylvania 2. Michigan 3. Illinois 4. Ohio 5. Georgia 6. Minnesota 7. Virginia 8. Indiana 9. Texas 10. Wisconsin
  2. 2. Drive Defensively to Avoid Deer Dangers Sunrise and sunset hours are the most dangerous times of the day for deer collisions, as your field of vision will be more restricted then at other times and deer are commonly out and about. It's important to drive in a defensive way and always consider the possibility of deer being on the road so you can safely stop and avoid the accident. The experts at Jungerman CARSTAR in St. Peters, Missouri fix large volumes of vehicles every winter from deer collisions. They would like to make it easier for you to stay safe from deer danger with these tips: 1.Always use extra caution at such times as dawn and sunset, and around areas like golf courses, fields and wooded areas. 2.Deer whistles and similar devices are often lauded as being able to ward off deer with an ultrasonic sound, but we advise that you not depend too much on them. They have never effectively been shown to stop deer-vehicle collisions. 3.If you see a deer and feel that an accident with it is certain, do not attempt to swerve in order to prevent it. This may seem like the best idea on the spur of a moment, it actually just boosts the possibility of colliding with other vehicles or even entirely lose control of your car. 4. A deer, when hit, may stay on the road afterward. This being the case, report the accident to the game commission or a local law enforcement agency as soon as you can, because the carcass of a deer could be incredibly hazardous to other drivers. If there's a chance that the deer may be alive, don't try to approach it for any reason because a wounded deer with sharp hooves may be detrimental to your well-being. 5.Remember that deer will often travel together in herds. Do not think that simply because one deer has already safely crossed the road that you don't have to worry about more. 6.Use your high beams at night unless there is oncoming traffic so that you can see the deer better. Preparation is Smart Protection. Period. It's always a good idea to have a plan in case a deer accident does occur. A lot of the drivers do not know that collision coverage usually won't cover damage from a deer collision. If you are caught unaware, this may leave you with a damaged vehicle and a big repair bill.
  3. 3. Drivers need to have thorough insurance that covers deer collisions. If you've got an older vehicle and do not truly think that it is worth the price of paying insurance, have an “accident fund” anyways so that you're prepared for if something unexpected happens. If you have an accident or if you want some questions answered about having your car repaired after a collision occurs, visit. Jungerman CARSTAR in offers high-quality and reliable repair in St. Peters, St. Charles, and Lake St. Louis, Missouri.

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