Annually across the country, there are more than one million deer-related accidents. The Houston area is no stranger to these types of collisions and as a local auto body shop, Fogle Collision Centers repairs dozens of cars involved in accidents with deer each year.
Anytime you are driving, it is important to keep your eyes on the road and especially pay close attention when driving in wooded areas where deer may suddenly come out and run toward cars.
Deer typically roam more often during dusk or dawn, so pay attention if you are driving during these hours. If you are not familiar with the area where you are driving, look for caution signs that alert drivers to deer in the area.
Remember, if you only see one deer there may be more deer nearby because they normally travel in packs.
Make a Bright Path
If the roads are not well lit and you do not have oncoming traffic, use high beams to create a brighter path and give you a better opportunity to see a deer before you come upon it.
If you see a deer, slow down and brake firmly, but never swerve. Swerving can cause you to hit another car or lose control.
Using extra caution can help to avoid an accident, but it still may not be possible to prevent hitting a deer. If you do get into an accident and the deer is on or near the road, do not approach it. Call law enforcement and the local game warden. An injured deer could potentially injure you and it’s best to have trained professionals care for an injured deer. If the deer is dead, it is okay to move it off the road, but it is against the law in Texas to take the deer with you.
If you do have an accident and need auto body repair, our Online Estimating Tool offers fast and free estimates directly from your Smartphone. The team at Fogle Collision is happy to help and will get you back on the road quickly. We will help you from the moments after the collision to after your car is repaired. For the best auto body shop Houston has to offer, let the Fogle team give you a hassle-free repair experience.