Be aware that November is the month drivers are most likely to come in contract with a deer.  More than 18 percent of all deer crashes occur in November.  October is the second most likely month to have a deer collision with December right behind it.

    Here are some tips to steer clear of a deer collision:

    1.    Keep in mind that deer generally travel in herds, so if you see one, others are nearby;
    2.    Pay attention to posted deer crossing signs.  These are placed where deer have been found

           to be most active;
    3.    Deer are most active between 6 PM and 9 PM;
    4.    Use high beam headlamps as much as possible; and
    5.    If a deer crash seems inevitable, do not swerve out of the way, you could lose control of your 
           vehicle and hit an oncoming car.
The good news is the odd of crashing a vehicle into a deer are about the same as being audited by the IRS.  However, the odds are worse in Pennsylvania, where the chances of hitting a deer are one in 76.  That ranks Pennsylvania fifth nationwide when it comes to accidents involving deer.
Tyler Tomlinson is a Shareholder in Stark & Stark’s Yardley, PA office, concentrating in Accident & Personal Injury Law. For more information, please contact Mr. Tomlinson.