The middle of fall is also known as the time of year when deer are extremely prevalent and active. Drivers everywhere know the struggle of coming across deer that randomly jump into the road and trying to avoid hitting them with their cars.
Well, even a demolition contractor in Kansas City has to face this problem! Large demolition vehicles are sometimes hard to manage on the road, and it can be difficult for us to stop quickly to avoid deer. Because safety is such an important part of our business, we wanted to advise all of our customers about how to drive safely during deer season. Follow these tips to avoid getting into a collision with a deer!
- Keep an eye out for others: One of the more common accidents that happens with deer is when you avoid the first deer that runs across the road, but didn’t see the others that follow suit shortly after. Deer typically travel in groups, so keep your eyes peeled for others if you see one.
- Pay attention to signs: Areas that are often trafficked by deer will usually be marked by a diamond-shaped yellow sign. Pay attention to these signs and know that you should be on higher alert for wild animals in these areas.
- Be careful after dark: Deer are usually the most active around dawn and dusk, and are also on the move a lot after dark in late fall. Unfortunately, darkness makes it more difficult for drivers to see, so make sure to slow down and be more alert if driving at night.
- Drive straight: You’ve probably been in a situation when the deer couldn’t decide which direction it wanted to run in, and it moved unpredictably in front of your car. The best way to avoid hitting a deer is to brake firmly but continue straight on your path. Swerving can result in you losing control or even turning directly into a deer’s path!
- Honk: If a few deer are hanging out on the side of the road—or in the middle of it—a long blast of your horn will probably scare them off the road quickly. Don’t rely on this method to be foolproof, though. You should still brake and be cautious.
- Wear your seatbelt: Wearing your seatbelt won’t help you avoid a collision with a deer, but it can save your life and your passengers’ lives in the event that you do hit one. Always wear your seatbelt correctly while driving or riding in a vehicle.
At Midland Wrecking Inc., our 30 years of experience as a premier demolition contractor in Kansas City has taught us a lot about driving large demolition vehicles during all times of the year. We want all of our employees and clients to arrive at their destinations safely as much as we want our demolition projects to be safe for everyone involved!
If you’re looking for a quality demolition contractor in Kansas City, call Midland Wrecking Inc.! We offer residential and commercial demolition services in addition to salvage services and debris removal. Our extensively trained contractors can handle a demolition job of any size with our high-quality equipment. Call us today!