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How To: Avoiding Deer Collisions

Use these tips when riding your motorcyle to avoid an accident with a deer this fall.

The cooler fall weather brings beautiful leaves and cozy sweaters. It also brings more deer to the road. Deer are the most active during the fall which increased the chance that you will encounter one on the road. While a collision with a deer in a car can cause serious damage, getting into a crash with a deer while on your motorcycle can be even more dangerous. Keep these tips in mind to help prevent an accident with a deer this season.

  • Be extra cautious during dawn and dusk – deer are most active during the early morning and evening hours. Keep your eyes open and watch out for deer that may be on the road during those times.
  • Look for friends – deer typically travel in groups, so if you see one deer, chances are a few more are not far behind. Slow down and scan the side of the road to look for deer that may head out into the road.
  • Wear your helmet – even though it is not required in all states, always strapping on your helmet when you jump on your bike can help to keep you safe. Invest in a helmet that fit snuggly and meets the U.S. Department of Transportation safety standards.
  • Spread out – if you are riding in a group, spread out. Having enough room between you and other riders will help to ensure that multiple riders are not taken down during a one motorcycle collision.

Most importantly, take a look at your motorcycle insurance policy to ensure that you have the right amount of coverage in case of any incident on the road this fall. Contact Bell Black Insurance in Rexburg, Idaho to find the right policy that will provide the right amount of protection, all at the right price to fit your budget.