The Dangers of Deer on the Highway
Even though road kill can go both ways, deer are often the casualties. A researcher from Utah State University estimates that 6,000–10,000 mule deer are killed on Utah’s roads each year.
Of course, when deer are hit, there’s almost always damage to the vehicle — and sometimes to the driver. In 2010, there were approximately 2,800 wildlife-vehicle collisions where the drivers reported more than $1,500 in damage.
- Slow Down
the most important thing you can do.
- Super Scan
scan the side of the road ahead.
- Worst Case Scenario
what to do when a crash can’t be avoided.
- If you see one, there are more!
- They may not cross in the same spot.
- They are more active after storms.
- Be on High Alert
from dusk through dawn