WisDOT asks drivers to watch for deer

WisDOT asks drivers to watch for deer
Posted at 11:31 AM, May 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-30 12:31:46-04

Safety officials with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation are asking drivers and motorcyclists to be extra alert for deer in the month of June.

The DOT says June is typically when motorists are most likely to be injured in a crash involving deer.

Deer activity increases in June as female deer search for places to give birth and younger deer separate from their mothers.

“The best advice to prevent deer crashes and protect yourself is to be alert, slow down, buckle up - and if you’re motorcycling – always wear protective equipment," WisDOT Bureau of Transportation Safety Director David Pabst said.

Deer are most active in the early morning and evening hours.

If you see a deer, the DOT recommends slowing down and blowing your horn with one long blast to frighten it away.

If a collision with a deer is unavoidable, you should avoid sudden swerving which can cause you to lose control of the car and result in a more serious crash.