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Tips for Driving Safely During Deer Mating Season

Deer Mating Season Driving Tips

Whatever your feelings may be on hunting, no one wants to see a dead deer on the side of the road, especially not one put there by your own vehicle. Deer mating season and deer hunting season cause for more deer to be scampering out onto the roads. As we have reached that time of year again, we at Corwin Dodge thought it would be a good time to share some of our tips for driving safely during deer mating season.

  1. Use your high beams. When driving at night, use your high beams whenever safe for vehicles around you. A deer’s eyes will reflect the light, alerting you to its presence and giving you more time to prepare for whatever sudden actions the deer may take.
  2. Look for more than one. Deer tend to travel in packs. If you see one deer on the side of the road, be prepared to see another.
  3. Don’t swerve. If you find yourself crossing paths with a deer in the road, try to slow down as much as you reasonably can. Do not swerve your vehicle into another lane as this could cause a more serious accident. There is no guarantee you will avoid the deer, but it could cause you to hit another vehicle.
  4. Leave the deer alone. If you, unfortunately, are unable to avoid hitting a deer, refrain from trying to move it to safety yourself. If the deer is still alive, it may become frightened by your good intentions and further injure itself or you. Instead, call the police for help in filing an accident report and properly removing the deer from the roadway.

During deer mating season, we would all be wise to remain alert to deer on the move and give ourselves as much time as we can to react appropriately.

2014 Dodge Dart and Avenger Earn Top Safety Pick

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safe (IIHS) runs a series of tests on vehicles across the market in order to determine how safe they are. This year the 2014 Dodge Dart and Avenger have earned a Top Safety Pick thanks to their advanced safety technology and build.

Top Safety Pick Plus ratings are not easy to receive. Each vehicle must earn a rating of “good” in four different areas: moderate-overlap frontal crash, side impact, roof strength, and whiplash. “In addition, a 2014 Top Safety Pick must rate ‘acceptable’ or bet in the IIHS’ new small-overlap front crashworthiness evaluation,” says Chrysler Media.

Dodge has been making safe vehicles for a long time, and it shows with its reputation. This marks the sixth time that the Dodge Avenger has been awarded the Top Safety Pick in the mid-size sedan category, and the Dodge Dart has been on the list for compact sedans since it came out in 2012.

Available in the Dodge Dart for safety is a lot of helpful assets including: advanced-airbag technology, ParkView back-up camera, Rear Cross Path detection, and Blind-Spot Monitoring.

2014 Dodge Dart and Avenger vehicles help to provide the kind of safety you are looking for in your next sedan. So, don’t miss out on getting an award-winning car and stop by Corwin Dodge today to go for a test drive. Let us know what you think of them in our comments box!