Review your car insurance policy in Lewistown, PA for coverage on animal-vehicle collisions.
Fall can bring a time of fun for all while pumpkin picking, and enjoying the turning leaves, unfortunately, the possibility of striking an animal, most likely a deer, doubles during autumn. The months from October to December holds an increased deer breeding season and deer movement. Due to this, the likelihood of hitting Bambi and friends doubles.
Fortunately, many of the wildlife-vehicle collisions are preventable. To avoid a run in with any animal, be extra cautious at dawn and dusk while driving, scan the road and shoulders ahead of you, and decrease your speed drastically when traveling through areas with a high and active wildlife population. While commuting to and from work this autumn, be sure to look out for any animals, large or small. If you see an animal up ahead, slow down immediately.
In 2013, there were 191 deaths caused from a collision with animals, and deer were the animal most often struck. Additionally, the average post per claim was over $4,000 for damages to the vehicle and medical bills. Don’t be left like a deer in the headlights when you are faced with expenses from a collision. Check that your auto insurance has coverage to provide you with the protection in this circumstance.