Clearfield and Jefferson counties, PA – With hunting season underway in Pennsylvania, remember that deer will be on the move.

We’ve had several reports of people hitting deer with the vehicles over the past couple of days, and some of those accidents have caused extensive damage to people’s cars.

If you see a deer on the road ahead, brake firmly and slow down your vehicle safely. Honk your horn at the deer if it does not immediately move across the road. If a crash is unavoidable, don’t swerve. Studies show the most serious crashes occur when motorists swerve to avoid a deer and hit another vehicle or object or roll over.

Sometimes it’s impossible to avoid hitting a deer or other animals… Just a reminder, be extra watchful for deer and other wildlife as you drive. Deer are most active as the weather changes, as hunting season arrives, and at dawn and dusk each day.

Slow down, stay focused on the roadway, don’t text and drive or do other distracting activities while behind the wheel and make sure to always wear your seatbelt.

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