AZ COLLISION WARN’S MOTORIST THAT DEER ACTIVITY CAN MEAN CRASHES
Although your accidents are our business, we at AZ Collision Repair would never wish an accident on anyone and this time of year, that means keeping an eye out for deer and other wildlife crossing the roads. Large deer can cause thousands of dollars of damage, or even total a vehicle outright, not to mention the time it takes for insurance claims to be filed and paid and repairs to be made, even if you have the most amazing auto insurance with no down payment.
From Thanksgiving on, shops across the nation experience a high volume of deer related repairs. Two major factors play a role in the deer’s unusual movements. First, the weather is changing, forcing them to move to other areas to find the food they need or hunt for unfrozen water sources. AZ Collision Repair also knows that hunting seasons are open in many areas, causing animals to risk hazardous road crossings they might otherwise avoid.
Deer are not just located in rural areas either, areas of undeveloped land, even in major cities can be home to deer. When avoiding deer, be aware that they often move in groups and the one you see may be followed by others. In addition to avoiding the deer itself, AZ Collision Repair would like to remind drivers that erratic driving in an attempt to avoid an animal can also lead to accidents. Swerving off road and into trees and other obstructions is a common occurrence involving these beautiful, but potentially dangerous animals.