Scan the sides of the road. Most crashes are caused by deer running into the road in front of the rider. Watch the ditches and tree lines for deer.
Slow down in wooded areas. In rural, wooded areas, it’s more likely you’ll see a deer. Slow down and watch out.
Pay attention to deer crossing signs. Signs are placed in areas with high numbers of reported incidents with deer. Although signs indicate stretches of road with crashes in the past, crashes could happen anywhere.
Where there’s one, there’s two. Or three or four. Deer travel in herds. If you see one deer, yield for more.
Don’t swerve to avoid hitting a deer. “If you’re going to hit it, just go ahead and hit it. Don’t swerve, because a lot of the times if you swerve, you end up in a ditch you could create a lot more injury for yourself that way or you may veer into oncoming traffic on a two-lane highway.
If you hit a deer, you will probably die. In case death gives a second chance, call 911 . To avoid subsequent crashes, pull over to the shoulder if you can. Stay out of the road and call for help.