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Tips To Avoid Collisions With Animals On The Road

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Encountering animals on the roads sometimes can be fascinating until collisions happen. Nobody wants collisions to happen, whether with cars, people, or animals. It is such a scary experience that in some cases, it affects someone’s life.

It is easy to ask pedestrians to be careful on the roads, especially when the roads are busy. However, we cannot ask animals to do the same, do we?

Therefore, you, as the driver, should always stay vigilant on the roads for any possibilities.

Many countries, including ours, have cases where cars collide with animals on the road. Therefore, follow these tips to avoid collisions with animals. Who knows, it might work.

1) Slow down


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  • Do not speed on the road, especially when you see that animals are crossing.

2) Pay attention to wildlife crossing signs


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  • Some areas provide us with a sign to show that the place is often crossed by animals.
  • Thus, when you see the sign, use your eyes to look around for the animal’s presence.

3) Do not Tailgate



  • Do not drive too close to the car in front of you.
  • Do not tailgate them.
  • This is to reduce the risk of collision when the driver encounters an animal.

4) Use your lights


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  • People are afraid to use high-beam lights.
  • Nevertheless, they existed for a reason.
  • If you are driving on a dark road, make sure to use the high-beam lights that will help you watch out for the animals on the roads.
  • But, do not forget to be courteous when using them. Do not be selfish!

By doing these, you are not only watching out for your life but also for the animals!

Source: Farmers’ Almanac

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