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To Swerve or Not To Swerve; Accidents Involving Animals
When an animal jumps out in front of your vehicle, your first instinct may be to slam on the brakes and swerve to avoid hitting it. This may not be the safest reaction for you or the animal. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, most injuries from animal collisions occur not when animals are hit, but when the driver swerves and then crashes into another vehicle or object. In 2009, the NHTSA recorded 12,000 accidents involving animals, 173 of which were fatal (for the humans). It can be difficult to make such a quick decision, but there is a general rule of thumb for handling accidents involving animals in the road.Read more…

To Swerve or Not To Swerve; Accidents Involving Animals

When an animal jumps out in front of your vehicle, your first instinct may be to slam on the brakes and swerve to avoid hitting it. This may not be the safest reaction for you or the animal. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, most injuries from animal collisions occur not when animals are hit, but when the driver swerves and then crashes into another vehicle or object. In 2009, the NHTSA recorded 12,000 accidents involving animals, 173 of which were fatal (for the humans). It can be difficult to make such a quick decision, but there is a general rule of thumb for handling accidents involving animals in the road.

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