The Car and Truck Fleet and Leasing Management Magazine

Fleet Safety Tip of the Week: Curbing the Risk of Deer Collisions

September 24, 2012

The arrival of the fall season means it’s that time of year when collisions with deer are much more likely to occur. Here’s advice to help your drivers stay safe when Bambi decides to hit the road.

The Michigan Deer Crash Coalition advises motorists to:

• Watch for deer at dawn and dusk. Deer are most active then, especially during the fall mating season.

• If you see one deer, there may be more. Deer often travel single file so if you see one deer cross the road, most likely more are nearby waiting to cross. When startled by an oncoming vehicle, they can dart out from any direction without warning.

• Be alert all year long in areas inhabited by deer, especially on two-lane roads.

• Watch for deer warning signs placed near known deer crossing areas.

When a crash with a deer is unavoidable, the Michigan Deer Crash Coalition  recommends the following:

• Stay in your lane. Don’t swerve.

• Brake firmly.

• Hold onto the steering wheel using both hands.

• Come to a controlled stop.

• Steer your vehicle well off the roadway.

Twitter Facebook Google+


Please note that comments may be moderated. 
Leave this field empty:

Fleet Incentives

Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.


Fleet Faq Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Fleetmatics will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Fleet Management And Leasing

Merchants Experts will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Sponsored by

Hert is the world's largest airport general use car rental brand, operating from approximately 8,500 locations in 146 countries worldwide.

Read more

Up Next

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher