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Watch for Deer! Follow these Safety Tips When Encountering an Animal on the Road

Fall is here, and there have already been four motorcycle fatalities involving deer so far this season, according to preliminary reports.

Animals are unpredicatble and riders likely won't have a lot of time to react when a deer jumps out into the roadway, which is why it's vital riders practice and be prepared for when it happens.

  • Use emergency braking by applying both front and rear brakes to stop as quickly as possible.
  • If you can't stop in time and have room in the lane, attempt to swerve slowly behind the animal.
  • If you don't have enough room to swerve and stay on the road, keep your eyes up and make sure the motorcycle is as stable as possible upon impact.

​Be prepared and read about more riding strategies before you hit the road.

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