Driving Tips That May Help Save a Pet :
- Slowing down just a few MPH can help you respond and brake in time
- Use your high beams anytime there are no other drivers approaching in oncoming lanes, spotting animals eyes and body shapes from longer distances is much easier, and it helps the animal see you too.
- Get to know where animals may cross roads in your area and pay close attention. Deer crossings increase during November to April and they tend to use regular paths.
- While we love and them and need them - Hybrids and Electric vehicles are harder to hear for everyone, including animals. Adding a "deer whistle" to the front bumper can help at higher speeds (usually above 40 mph.) Be aware of your vehicles limitations when driving in crowded neighborhoods.
- Always make lots of noise (bang on the hood, slam the door really well) when entering your vehicle on cold days, outdoor animals can burrow in your engine compartment for warmth...you don't want to know what happens.